Jemelleh Coes, 2014
Georgia Teacher of the Year, will speak Thursday (Oct. 3) on "Weapons of Mass
Construction: Unlocking the Potential of Students with Disabilities" at the
Berry College McAllister Auditorium.
The lecture, at 7 p.m.,
focuses on the idea that every student is capable of success if teachers if
teachers tap into the student's unique gifts and interests. This event is free
and open to the public.
Coes, a fifth-year rookie, is a special
education English, language arts and reading teacher from Langston Chapel Middle
School in Statesboro, Ga. She chairs a program called Delta Academy, which
fosters a love of science, technology, engineering and math for middle school
girls in Southeast Georgia. She is also a mentor at a group home for homeless
girls in Bulloch County.
As Teacher of the Year, Coes will
represent Georgia teachers by speaking to the public about the teaching
profession and possibly conducting workshops and programs for educators. She
will also compete for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Brittni