Amanda Gunnels Named Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Gunnels for being chosen to represent LCES as Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Gunnels’ enthusiasm, passion, and love for teaching is evident from the moment you enter her classroom. She is firm yet she forms great relationships with our students. She can challenge and accelerate her brightest students and her struggling students by remaining current with the latest instructional strategies and professional development experiences she has pursued and mastered. We are so blessed to have her in the family!

Here are a few fun facts about our Teacher of the Year. 

  • She grew up in Barnesville and graduated from Lamar County High School in 1993.
  • She has an Associate's Degree from Gordon College and a Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Southern University.
  • This is her nineteenth year in education. 
  • She has two wonderful children, Abigail and Everett.
  • She got married this summer to Mike Gunnels. We spend most of our spare time gardening, riding horses, fishing, and working in the yard. 
  • She teaches 3rd grade ELA and Social Studies.
Her moto: My favorite thing about teaching is helping kids SUCCEED!  
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