Christina Shoemaker

Position: Fifth Grade Math and Science Teacher School: Sand Hill Elementary School

School District: Carroll County School District

City, State: Carrollton, Georgia

About the Nominee: Christina Shoemaker was nominated by her principal, Carla Meigs.

Mrs. Shoemaker and Ms. Meigs have worked together for the past 12 years. According to Ms. Meigs, Mrs. Shoemaker makes math come alive in her classroom. Her students leave her class with a clear understanding of math and how to apply it to real-world situations. Last year, 72% of her students scored in Level 3 and 4 of the assessment for End of Grade (EOG) measures for math and 74% in science. She always has students coming back to visit with her. Teachers at the middle school say that they can tell that students come from her classroom because of their deep conceptual knowledge of math.

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