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RCPS names Teacher of the Year Finalists 2021
Collage of the top 3 finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year 2021. Pictured left to right: Rachel Fisher of RCHS, Cayla Hicks of LES, Stacey Homer of PSE. CONGRATULATIONS to our top 3 finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year: Rachel Fisher of Rockdale County High, Cayla Hicks of Lorraine Elementary, and Stacey Homer of Pine Street Elementary! Board members, Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts, & cabinet members paid a surprise visit to each finalist at their school on the morning of September 29, 2021 in order to announce this honor. The district finalist will be named during the RCPS Teacher of the Year Celebration in November 2021. Round of applause for our World-Class Teachers!


Pictured below: Collage of the top 3 finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year 2021. Pictured left to right: Rachel Fisher of RCHS, Cayla Hicks of LES, Stacey Homer of PSE.

Collage of the top 3 finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year 2021. Pictured left to right: Rachel Fisher of RCHS, Cayla Hicks of LES, Stacey Homer of PSE.



Pictured below: Cayla Hicks of LES, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with board Vice Chair Pam Brown, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, LES Principal Susan Norton during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 in the LES media center/library.

Cayla Hicks of LES, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with board Vice Chair Pam Brown, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, LES Principal Susan Norton during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts on September 29, 2021 in the LES media center/library.


Pictured below: Rachel Fisher of RCHS, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with Superintendent Dr. Oatts and board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Heather Duncan, and Principal Dr. Eldridge Powell during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 at RCHS. 

Pictured: Rachel Fisher of RCHS, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with Superintendent Dr. Oatts and board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Heather Duncan, and Principal Dr. Eldridge Powell during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 at RCHS.


Pictured below: Stacey Homer of PSE, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with Superintendent Dr. Oatts and board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Heather Duncan, and Principal Kim Vier during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 at PSE. 

Pictured: Stacey Homer of PSe, a top 3 finalist for RCPS Teacher of the Year, with Superintendent Dr. Oatts and board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Heather Duncan, and Principal Kim Vier during the surprise visit by board members, Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 at PSE.




Pictured below: Board members, RCPS Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members who visited the top three finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year at each teacher’s school on September 29, 2021. Includes (in no particular order) board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Heather Duncan, Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts, and Cabinet members Cindy Ball, Dr. Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Shirley Chesser, Phil Budensiek; they were joined by Assistant Superintendents Dr. Sherri Freeman, Dr.LaSharon McClain, and Dr. Nadine Campbell (not pictured) at each respective school.

Photo of the surprise visit group of board members, RCPS Superintendent Dr. Oatts, and cabinet members on September 29, 2021 visiting the top three finalists for RCPS Teacher of the Year at each teacher’s school. Includes board members Akita Parmer, Jim McBrayer, Sandra Jackson-Lett, Vice Chair Pam Brown, Heather Duncan, Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts, and Cabinet members Cindy Ball, Dr. Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Shirley Chesser, Phil Budensiek.