MCS Celebrates Teachers & Employees, Names 2016 Teacher Of The Year

2016 Teachers of the Year MARIETTA, GA Marietta City Schools (MCS) honored teachers and school system employees during its annual awards celebration. Julie Pinto, a math teacher at Marietta High School (MHS) was named the 2016 System Teacher of the Year. Dr. Emily Lembeck, MCS Superintendent, made the announcement at the district's Annual Teacher of the Year and Employee Awards Ceremony held May 26, 2015. More»

MCS System Teacher of the Year, 2016

Teacher of the Year, Julie Pinto
Julie Pinto, Marietta High School

Teachers of the Year, 2015 - 2016

Teachers of the Year, 2015-2016

Oscar Bennett,
Sawyer Road Elementary

Brenda Coney, West Side Elementary

Amy Crandall,
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

Ashley Powell,
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Theresa Allen, Marietta Middle School

Julie Pinto, Marietta High School

Audrey Dominguez,
Park Street Elementary
Paula Heiney,
Lockheed Elementary

Jillian Horsey,
Hickory Hills Elementary

Corinne Rochelin,
Dunleith Elementary

Tabitha Edmondson-Goodman,
A.L. Burruss Elementary

Employee of the Year, 2015

2015 Employee of the Year

Leon Grant, III
– Marietta High School

Superintendent’s Awards 2015

Superintendent's Awards are presented to those employees who are deemed to deserve special recognition for their contributions to their school or work site, and the system overall.

2015 Superintendent's Award
Leigh Colburn
, Marietta High School

2015 Superintendent's Award
Kelly Karr, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

2015 Superintendent's Award
Gaspar Rodriguez, Central Office, Parent Liaison

Board Appreciation Awards, 2015

Board Appreciation Awards are presented by the Board of Education of the City of Marietta to parents or other community members, businesses or organizations that support the system by giving of their time and talents, and are deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the school district.

2015 Board Appreciation Award

Rotary Club of Marietta Dawn McEachern, President of the Rotary Club of Marietta and Reverend Mark Barbour

Reverend Mark Barbour, Presidential Advisor
Year after year, they set up the Marietta Reads! event on the square and continuously provide assistance to school initiatives. At the high school, the Rotary Club-
  • participates in Career Mentoring Day;
  • partners with culinary arts students to serve meals to families at the Extension Center;
  • provide speakers and partners for the Career Pathways;
  • have planted trees on campus;
  • and mentor students at the Performance Learning Center.
For our younger grades, Rotarians facilitate the “Little Free Libraries” for each elementary school – and reads twice a year at our elementary schools, and assist with the Spelling Bee and Reading Bowl.

2015 Board Appreciation Award
Don Barbour, Director of External Affairs for AT&T:
Don has supported the Marietta City Schools in numerous ways through the support of initiatives the past several years including new laptop labs.

Mark Barbour, Director of Administration for First Presbyterian Church of Marietta:

Both Don and Mark have participated in and chaired the Marietta Reads committee for the Rotary Club of Marietta. This committee supports and assists at the Fall Marietta Reads! event and organizes Rotarians to read in classrooms at every Marietta City elementary school in the Fall and in the Spring. Year after year Don and Mark continues to organize and contribute to these events.

Outstanding New Employees, 2015

The Outstanding New Employee Award recognizes those new employees who have distinguished themselves through their performance.

2015 Outstanding New Employees

Allison Taylor, A.L. Burruss Elementary

Nik Philmon, Central Office

Eileen Goncalves,
Department of Special Services

Elizabeth Bedell, Dunleith Elementary

April West, Hickory Hills Elementary

Todd Koch, Lockheed Elementary

Heather Elliott,
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
Thomas Hanson, Marietta High School
Danielle Bonin, Marietta Middle School

Kerbie Campbell,
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Jennifer Accavallo, Park Street Elementary

Michelle Astwood, Sawyer Road Elementary

Adrian Wright, Transportation

Lydia Grant, West Side Elementary

Outstanding Educational Support Employees, 2015

The Outstanding Educational Support Employee Award recognizes those classified employees who distinguish themselves through their dedicated service to the system.
2015 Outstanding Educational Support

Melissa Umphlett, A.L. Burruss Elementary

Karen Hynninen, Central Office

Rhonda Staley-Harrison,
Department of Special Services

Rachel Louie, Dunleith Elementary

Judy Lowe,
Hickory Hills Elementary

Lucille Cadet, Lockheed Elementary

Anna Leal, Marietta Center for
Advanced Academics

Christine Goggin, Marietta High School
Amalia Davis, Marietta Middle School

Scott Cooper, Marietta PLC

Diana Eraydin, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Linda Skaggs, Park Street Elementary

Sherilynn Priegel,
Sawyer Road Elementary

Wendy Cross, School Nutrition

Marion Daniels, Transportation

Tacara Moss, West Side Elementary

Outstanding Certified Employees, 2015

The Outstanding Certified Employee Award recognizes a teacher, counselor, media specialist, psychologist, social worker or administrator who has distinguished themselves through their service to the school system.

2015 Outstanding Certified Employees

Teresa Green,
A.L. Burruss Elementary

Anthony Booker, Central Office

Jeanne Warner,
Department of Special Services

Stephanie Thurston,
Dunleith Elementary

Anna Dunn,
Hickory Hills Elementary

Stephanie Paige,
Lockheed Elementary

Stormi Johnson,
Marietta Center
for Advanced Academics

Carla Mills, Marietta High School

Rodney Ulmer, Marietta Middle School

Daniela Petrova, Marietta PLC

Bambi Papp, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Katelyn Wilkinson, Park Street Elementary

Tamie Clark. Sawyer Road Elementary

Andrea Tannehill, West Side Elementary

Customer Service Excellence Award, 2015

The Customer Service Excellence Award recognizes a Marietta City school or work site that provides outstanding or noteworthy service to customers.

Customer Service Excellence Award, 2015
Kristen Beaudin, Principal,
Hickory Hills Elementary

Class-E Tech Award, 2015

The Class-E Technology Award recognizes educators that are taking full advantage of technology tools to innovate within the educational setting district-wide.

2015 Class-E Tech Award

Melanie Wilson
, Hickory Hills Elementary

Rose Wing Teacher of Promise Award, 2015

Ms. Rose Wing Jr., presented the Rose Wing Teacher of Promise Award to Lanie Bakeberg a teacher at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, in memoriam to Mrs. Rose Wing who taught for 42 years at Marietta City Schools. The award established in 2013 recognizes young teachers with 2-5 years of teaching experience who embody the extraordinary ability and spirit that Mrs. Wing brought to the profession.

2015 Rose Wing Teacher of Promise Award
Ms. Rose Wing Jr. and Winner, Lanie Bakeberg
, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Libby Coan, Hickory Hills Elementary April West, Hickory Hills Elementary
Kayla Teti, Hickory Hills Elementary
Shenika Hammond,  Lockheed Elementary
Ashley Teslicka, Marietta High School
Sarah Pulley, Westside Elementary
Michelle Gigis, Lockheed Elementary

Golden Sneaker Award, 2015

Cobb2020, a community partnership among organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles, awarded Marietta City Schools the winner of their Spring 2015 Activity Challenge.

MCS was the top winner for all of Cobb and Marietta who participated in the COBB 2020.

2015 Golden Sneaker Awards
Golden Sneaker Award, 2015 Winning Building
in the “Walk Georgia” Challenge

Marietta Performance Learning Center - building winner from Marietta City Schools (nine buildings in MCS district participated)

Cynthia De Luz accepted the award on behalf of the Marietta Performance Learning Team.

2015 Golden Sneakers Award

Golden Sneaker Award, 2015 Winning Participant
in the “Walk Georgia” Challenge

Oscar Bennett, Sawyer Road Elementary
Employee having the most activity within the nine buildings from MCS participating in the challenge.

Marietta City Schools Retirees

2016 Marietta City Schools Retirees

It is with much gratitude, pride and appreciation that Marietta City Schools honors and celebrates our newest retirees.
Retirees Luncheon  
Maureen HutchinsonA. L. Burruss Elementary
Pamela WalshA. L. Burruss Elementary
Nancy WhartonA. L. Burruss Elementary
Charmaine Bernard-JosephDunleith Elementary
Andrea GehweilerDunleith Elementary
Candace BennettHickory Hills Elementary
Pamela KappermanHickory Hills Elementary
Margaret Pavey     
Hickory Hills Elementary
Paula Heiney  
Lockheed Elementary
Kathleen King
Lockheed Elementary
Elise Schoeff
Lockheed Elementary
Mary Frances Rosa
Park Street Elementary
Debbie Dunaway (not pictured)
Sawyer Road Elementary
Melinda Backers-Bass
West Side Elementary
Mildred Liles                           West Side Elementary
Jean-Clare Edwards
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
Linda Guyton
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
Audrey Hill
Marietta Middle School
Ron Brookins
Marietta High School
Stephanie Howard
Marietta High School
Harry (Gus) Perkins
Marietta High School
Howell Pritchard
Marietta High School
Susan Cook
Central Office
Jeanne Warner
Department of Social Services
Fred Clayton (not pictured)
Central Office - Maintenance
Vivian Crews (not pictured)
School Nutrition
Ray Escoe
School Nutrition
Angela Hou (not pictured)
School Nutrition
Archie Toole
Peggy Washington

Title Sponsor

Ed Voyles

Co-title Sponsors

Marietta Power



Signature Sponsor

Torrance Construction Co.


Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Baby Tommy’s Taste of New York
Balloons by Bernadette
Center of Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA
Chick-Fil-A, Marietta Trade Center
Chiropractic Total Health Center, LLC
CitruSolution of West Cobb
Credit Union of Georgia
Dave & Busters
Fabric & Fringe Warehouse
Hoppy’s Car Wash & Detail
Martini Chiropractic & Massage Center
Owens Flower Shop
The Marietta Local
The Penstock Group