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Jeremy Law

A Cherokee High School teacher has earned a statewide award recognizing educators as heroes.

Coach Jeremy Law at Cherokee is one of three winners of the 2021 Teacher Heroes Awards by Grace Ed Technologies, Cherokee County School District announced Tuesday.

The education technology company accepted nominations statewide of K-12 teachers who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication, effort, character and ability over the past school year. More than 100 highly qualified teachers were nominated, with 12 finalists selected and then narrowed to the three winners. Each winner will receive a $1,000 award.

“It is a true privilege to be able to recognize just a handful of the many incredible teachers we have in Georgia,” GET owner Brent Coleman said in a statement. “This year, more than ever, all our teachers deserve to be congratulated, recognized and honored. We truly appreciate all they do for the benefit and future of our children.”

Law, who is a special education teacher and a football coach, is a past CCSD Teacher of the Year, an honor he earned for his service at Teasley Middle School.

An Etowah High School graduate, Law earned a bachelor’s degree in business and pursued a career in banking before he realized his true calling was to teach and coach youth. He taught at Teasley Middle and coached football at Sequoyah High School before joining the Cherokee High faculty and has earned a master’s degree in special education and a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction. At Cherokee High, he also has helped lead programs for youth including the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes club and Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) program.

“Jeremy demonstrates servant leadership daily,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said. “He has earned this recognition through all he does to teach and coach his students and support and mentor his colleagues. Congratulations and thank you for the great care you show for every Warrior.”

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Shannon Ballew is the managing editor at the Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger-News. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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