The Cherokee County School District next month will present its second annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards.

The celebration on March 12 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions. Each honoree will be recognized by the superintendent and school board members, receive a plaque and gifts of appreciation, and enjoy a reception with their family and principal.

“The staff who work behind the scenes in our schools and offices are dedicated to serving our students and supporting their colleagues, and do so with excellence,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said. “We greatly appreciate them, and these awards are an important way to shine the spotlight on all that they do.”

Award winners were selected by their school or division colleagues, and everyone who works in a support role – from bookkeepers to nurses to secretaries and many, many more people important to CCSD’s operations – is eligible for the honor. Teachers, counselors, media specialists and administrators are not eligible, as they are honored through other awards programs.

At the conclusion of the March 12 event, surprise presentations will be made to one overall CCSD winner each in three categories: elementary school; middle school/high school/centers; central office. These winners are selected by a committee of retired educators and community leaders.

The event is made possible by generous donations from community partners including the presenting sponsor, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation; platinum sponsors ABM Industry Groups LLC, Guaranteed Seamless Gutters and Credit Union of Georgia; and silver sponsor Cobb EMC.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested businesses and organizations are encouraged to please contact Penny Dempsey at or 770-479-1871.

2020 CCSD Support Staff Employees of the Year:

ACE Academy

Terri Glasok, Supportive Instruction Paraprofessional

Arnold Mill Elementary School

Robyn Wong, Instructional Lead Strategist

Avery Elementary School

Ellie Babb, Supportive Instruction Paraprofessional

Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy

Kim Bishop, School Nurse

Bascomb Elementary School

Robert Fortner, Lead Custodian

Boston Elementary School

Kelley Muller, School Nurse

Carmel Elementary School

Stacy Franks, Paraprofessional

CCSD Preschool Centers

Donna Chandler, School Secretary (Johnston Preschool Center)

Cherokee High School

Teri Potts, Principal’s Secretary

Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy

Nancy Partin, Student Records Facilitator

Clayton Elementary School

Kim Sugar, Bookkeeper

Creekland Middle School

Rebecca Warren, Paraprofessional

Creekview High School

Linda Heinz, Principal’s Secretary

Dean Rusk Middle School

Craig Lyttle, Lead Custodian

E.T. Booth Middle School

Sue King, Bookkeeper

Etowah High School

Bethany Reams, Athletic Director’s Secretary

Free Home Elementary School

Vicki Wheeler, Bookkeeper

Freedom Middle School

Gina Nelson, School Secretary

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy

Gwen Freeman, Parent Facilitator

Hickory Flat Elementary School

Olivia Byess, Principal’s Secretary

Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy

Kim Moody, Instructional Lead Strategist

Indian Knoll Elementary School

Jennifer Severson, ASP Bookkeeper

Johnston Elementary School

Joanne Waver, Student Records Facilitator

Knox Elementary School STEM Academy

Shay Langston, Bookkeeper

Liberty Elementary School

Daniela McBride, Receptionist

Little River Elementary School

Cheryl Rohmer, Annex Clerk

Macedonia Elementary School

Tracy Smith, Front Office Receptionist

Mill Creek Middle School

Lori Karnes, Principal’s Secretary

Mountain Road Elementary School

Kim Rowland, Student Records Facilitator

Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy

Ana Mirsajedin, Parent Facilitator

R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy

Kayce Davidson, School Secretary

River Ridge High School

Laura Hardin, Athletic Director’s Secretary

Sequoyah High School

Kelleye Greene, Athletic Director’s Secretary

Sixes Elementary School

Angie Morgan, School Nutrition Cafeteria Manager

Teasley Middle School

Yesica Cruz, School Secretary

Tippens Education Center

Nancy Glozier, School Nutrition Assistant Cafeteria Manager

Woodstock Elementary School

Dawn Mueller, Paraprofessional

Woodstock High School

Alesia Register, Bookkeeper

Woodstock Middle School

Barbara Gentile, School Secretary

CCSD Office of Curriculum & Instruction

Cory Steinberg, Administrative Assistant to Director of Middle and High School Curriculum

CCSD Office of Financial Management

Sara Ezell, Accounting Clerk

CCSD Office of Human Resources

Cheryl Holcomb, Employee Benefits Specialist

CCSD Office of Safety & Security

Danielle Ross, Emergency Operations Facilitator

CCSD Office of School Operations

Sheryl Puccio, Administrative Assistant to Chief Operations Officer

CCSD Office of Support Services

Terry Cornelison, Lead Facility Technician

CCSD Office of Technology & Information Services

Goulal Tuboi, Systems Specialist

CCSD Transportation Department

Debra Basone, Transportation Department Secretary

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