Teacher of the Year!

Erin Hall, shown with Principal, Sharonda O’Neal, is Garrison-Pilcher’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hall has been a teacher for five years with Thomas County Schools. She taught PreK for two years at Hand In Hand and three years at Garrison-Pilcher, with one year in a second grade classroom and the past two years as the Second Grade Interventionist.

“I am honored and blessed to be a part of the Thomas County School System, especially Garrison-Pilcher Elementary. I absolutely love my job, my students, my coworkers, and administration! It has been a dream come true to grow up and teach in the same school where I was taught as a child,” said Hall.

The Teacher of the Year (TOTY) is nominated by and voted on by Garrison-Pilcher’s faculty. Three finalists are interviewed by former recipients of this award and the final nomination is awarded to the top choice.

Principal O’Neal stated, “Erin Hall is a wonderful teacher who works well with students, parents, teachers, and administration.  Erin has served as an interventionist for two years.  She has made a tremendous impact assisting students learning to read, thus helping them feel successful and confident when reading.  Erin is a dedicated team member and deserving of this honor, Garrison-Pilcher's Teacher of the Year”.

Hall graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Early Childhood, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood with Reading and ESOL endorsement, and currently is enrolled in the Education Specialist program for Teacher Leadership.

Hall stated, “It is my personal belief that all students can learn when given the correct environment and tools they need for success. I also believe that it is an educator’s job to encourage and inspire students to learn.”


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