ROSWELL, Ga. – Third-grade Hillside Elementary School teacher Jen Sweigart was named the Northeast Learning Community Teacher of the Year by the Fulton County School System on April 3.
Every year, each school in Fulton County nominates one outstanding educator based on input from students, parents and staff. Then, these teachers are evaluated by Fulton County through classroom visits and interviews. One finalist is announced from each of Fulton County’s geographic learning communities: Northeast, Northwest, Central and South.
“We are so proud of Ms. Sweigart, but we’re not at all surprised that she was chosen,” said Hillside Principal Maisha Otway. “Jen’s excellence as a teacher and her commitment to her students, their parents and her colleagues inspires us all to greater heights.”
Sweigart joined the faculty of Hillside Elementary in 2009. She has taught third and fourth grade, as well as EIP (Early Intervention Program) reading and math classes that span kindergarten through fifth grade.
“Hillside Elementary is a dynamic school, where I truly enjoy being around such talented and enthusiastic students, faculty and parents,” said Sweigart.
“I value cooperation and collaboration among the students, as well as in my relationships with parents and colleagues,” said Sweigart. “At the same time, I value individual achievement attained through high expectations and perseverance. I believe that teaching blesses us with the privilege of growing the next generation of leaders.”
Her students agree.
“I love being in Mrs. Sweigart’s math class. I know a lot more now, and I’ve had fun learning,” said Hillside third-grader Madison King.
Sweigart will be formally honored by Fulton County Schools during a recognition gala in the fall.