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Thomson Middle Teacher Named 2022-2023 Houston County Teacher of the Year

Houston County School District Names Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Bridgett Hunt of Thomson Middle School has been named the 2022-2023 Houston County Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made at the District’s Opening Session held on July 25. Mrs. Hunt received over $14,500 in cash and prizes donated by organizations throughout Houston County.

  • Four finalists were also announced as follows:
  • Cheralyn Keily, Bonaire Middle School
  • Whitney Dady, Perry Middle School
  • LaChandra Cayton, Parkwood Elementary School
  • Jamie Stewart, Perry High School

Teachers of the Year from each school as well as six Employees of the Year also were recognized at Opening Session. 

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Meet and Greet Information

Houston County School District Announces New Student Orientations and Meet & Greet Opportunities

Students in the Houston County School District will return to school on Monday, August 1. To help prepare students and their families for the new school year, elementary and middle schools have scheduled Meet and Greet events to give families an opportunity to meet the teachers and see their classroom.  High schools have also scheduled orientations for incoming freshmen and any other new students.

Principals will also communicate with parents about their school’s Meet & Greet and New Student Orientation. 

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Houston County Career Academy Student Named Georgia’s  2022 Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

Houston County Career Academy Student Named Georgia’s 2022 Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

Kristin Woodard, a 2022 Houston County High School graduate, was named the 2022 Work-Based Learning Student of the Year during the 75th Annual Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Summer Conference held June 12 – 17. In 2022, there were nearly 25,000 work-based learning program students across the state.

Woodard completed a healthcare pathway at the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA). During the 2021-2022 school year, she worked a combined total of 450 hours at The Lodge, Houston Medical Center, and also in the healthcare lab at HCCA. While doing all this, Woodard maintained an A average in her coursework.

“Kristin has an outstanding work ethic and passion for helping others,” said Sandi Couillard, Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Houston County School District. “This achievement is well deserved, and we are very proud of Kristin.”

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