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 journalist from the Marietta Daily Journal and a representative from Superior... Continue Reading →

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 years ago. The Wheeler Fresh Collaborative began with an idea of using STEAM curriculum... Continue Reading →

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 challenges of this age group and leverages his own past... Continue Reading →

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 bringing these subjects to life by guiding students through the process of building their own business.... Continue Reading →

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 with Metro RESA. Mrs. Kelsey Bowen started her teaching career in Atlanta... Continue Reading →

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 at Coretta Scott King Young Womens Leadership Academy, an all-girls... Continue Reading →

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 who is empowering his students every day and giving them opportunities for greater... Continue Reading →

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 grant funds, Ms. McNair is bringing 4 greenhouses to the Marietta... Continue Reading →

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 became the school’s World Languages Department Chair, where she still serves... Continue Reading →

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