JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Pintu Thaker, a teacher at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, was named the Georgia Teacher of the Year July 16 by the Georgia Business Education Association.
Thaker’s Meadowcreek teams have won or excelled in several TAG-Ed High School Webchallenges in recent years. Last year, her Team Flabbergastics took home the Health IT Student Innovation Award with their mobile app. Designed to help fight childhood obesity in Georgia, GoGo Health included links to videos, recipes and information to help users get in shape and lose weight. Her Web design and accounting programs have been Gwinnett County’s most successful programs over the last nine years. After regular school hours, she can be found working with students conducting FBLA activities, preparing students for competitions or working with students on classwork assignments.
The GBEA Teacher of the Year award recognizes a dedicated business or computer science teacher who demonstrates a strong ability to foster excellence in education through the improvement of student learning and the learning environment. The GBEA Teacher of the Year possesses a strong content area expertise and is able to deliver content in a meaningful and engaging manner, as well as incorporating innovative instructional materials, curriculum or strategies. There’s no question Thaker has made a difference in the lives of students through her computer science and accounting programs.