Congratulations Mrs. Katie Jenkins Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist


Mrs Jenkins with State Superintendent Woods Principal Daniel and Superintendent Lowe

Katie Jenkins, an Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher at Stark Elementary School in Butts County Schools, is one of 10 finalists for the 2024 Georgia Teacher of the Year! There are over 110,00 teachers in the state of Georgia.

On Monday, March 6, Superintendent Woods surprised Mrs. Jenkins in her classroom to let her know she'd been selected as a finalist. Along with the other nine finalists, she will go on to meet with a panel of judges for formal interviews and speeches prior to the selection of the 2024 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience in the classroom and currently works with kindergarten, second-, third-, and fifth-grade students helping them to enhance their math, reading, and life skills. She also works with teachers in all grade levels to support them and helps mentor new teachers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University, a master’s in integrating technology from Walden University, and a specialist’s degree in technology management and administration from Nova Southeastern.

Congratulations Ms. Jenkins and thanks for all you do to make BCSS a GREAT place to be!!