Teacher Spotlight

We are proud of the hundreds of teachers who have received their certification through Metro RESA’s GaTAPP program. The number of student lives touched and inspired by these educators is unfathomable, and our “thank you” is not enough.

Teacher Spotlight: JaLynda Drumgoole

Teacher Spotlight: JaLynda Drumgoole

On Friday, March 13th, the last day in the classroom before distance learning set in, one of Metro RESA’s first year GaTAPP candidates received a special surprise. JaLynda Drumgoole was teaching a math lesson when her Principal walked in the room along with a...

Teacher Spotlight: Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern

Teacher Spotlight: Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern

MetroRESA is thrilled to share the accomplishments of 2 super star candidates. Kelly Feddersen and Will Dezern currently work at Wheeler High School and were recently awarded the MLK Humanitarian Award for the Wheeler Fresh Collaborative, a project they founded 2...

Teacher Spotlight: Colton Prism

Teacher Spotlight: Colton Prism

Every year, middle school classrooms are full of students who are journeying through difficult, awkward years of change and growth. Working with middle school students is a calling that is not for the faint of heart. Colton Prism is a standout teacher who embraces the...

Teacher Spotlight: Michael Chasteen

Teacher Spotlight: Michael Chasteen

MetroRESA is proud to recognize Michael Chasteen, an outstanding educator who is bringing his business experience in Marketing and Sales to the classroom. Mr. Chasteen currently teaches Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes at Campbell High School, where he is truly...

Teacher Spotlight: Kelsey Bowen

Teacher Spotlight: Kelsey Bowen

Each year, we have the privilege of working with incredibly talented and dedicated educators who are passionate about their students and eager to grow and develop as highly qualified teachers. Today, we recognize one such teacher who came through the Ga TAPP program...

Teacher Spotlight: Audrey Waters

Teacher Spotlight: Audrey Waters

Metro RESA is proud to have played a part in equipping and empowering thousands of educators through the years. One such teacher came through the GaTAPP program 6 years ago and is inspiring girls in her school and community through dance. Audrey Waters teaches dance...

Teacher Spotlight: Lt. Col. Stephen Williams

Teacher Spotlight: Lt. Col. Stephen Williams

Through the years, a couple thousand teachers have completed MetroRESA’a GaTAPP program to receive their teaching certificate. Class by class, student by student, these teachers are making a lifelong difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children. One such...

Teacher Spotlight: Heather McNair

Teacher Spotlight: Heather McNair

The talent and passion of teachers in the MetroRESA network is unbelievable, and Heather McNair is a true standout! Ms. McNair is in her 4th year at Marietta High School, where she teaches Biology and IB Environmental Sciences and coaches Varsity Softball. Thanks to...

Teacher Spotlight: Kellie Mason

Teacher Spotlight: Kellie Mason

Kellie Mason has earned a long list of awards and accomplishments in the past seven years of teaching Latin at Woodstock High School.  She began her teaching career as a long-term Latin substitute teacher. Ms. Mason was hired full-time the next year and later...

Teacher Spotlight: Ann Baxley, Walton HS Teacher of the Year 2017

Teacher Spotlight: Ann Baxley, Walton HS Teacher of the Year 2017

Today's teacher spotlight shines on Ann Baxley, who earned her teacher certification through MetroRESA's alternative certification program in 2007. Ann is in her 11th year teaching Chemistry and Physical Science at Walton High School, and she is Walton's 2017 Teacher...

Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight

We are proud of the hundreds of teachers who have received their certification through Metro RESA's GaTAPP program. The number of student lives touched and inspired by these educators is unfathomable, and our "thank you" is not enough. With this blog, we would like to...

Thank you, Teachers! 

This Teacher Spotlight highlights just a portion of the teachers who went through our alternative certification program. These teachers transitioned from other careers to teaching. Rather than going through a bachelor program for education, they hold a degree in their field of study and the GaTAPP program provided the instruction, assessment, and mentorship to equip them with the skills and requirements to become certified.