Position: Sixth Grade Math Teacher School: Veterans Memorial Middle School
School District: Newton County Schools
City, State: Covington, Georgia
About the Nominee: Tyrell Johnson's day-to-day teaching procedures confirm his talent, thorough technical expertise, complete dedication and, most importantly, his extraordinary people skills. He is viewed as a very positive member of the staff and believes in a "win-win" philosophy. The combination of his high standards and vast experience enables him to be an excellent mentor to other employees. He carries out ideals outlined in his craft by keeping his math lessons creative and interactive, and he never loses sight of the students' needs. His colleagues say that their observations of his class delineate the techniques Mr. Johnson uses to create a warm, active and challenging learning atmosphere. He is someone whose skill and dedication motivates those around him, raising the quality of teaching and learning in everyone he touches.