Give Our Schools A Hand (GOSH)

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating 25 years of Give Our Schools a Hand.

Originated in 1988, the purpose of GOSH is not only to show appreciation for teachers in the community, but also to encourage area businesses, parents, and civic groups to take an active role in enhancing the quality of education. Held annually, GOSH is a celebration that honors more than 130 Teachers of the Year from Cobb County, Marietta City and post-secondary education systems. This salute to public education is one of the largest in the nation.


Wednesday October 2
Glover Park on the Marietta Square
10:30 a.m. Handprint Unveiling Ceremony for the two system's Teachers of the Year
Teacher of the Year Hand Print
TOTY Handprint Ceremony, Oct. 2
Stormi Johnson, the Marietta City Schools district Teacher of the Year (TOTY) unveiled her handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor on the Marietta Square, during the 25th annual Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year Handprint Ceremony. The activity kicked off the Cobb Chamber’s Silver Anniversary of Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH). Johnson teaches third grade math and science at Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA).
pdf   MDJ Article
MDJ Editorial: Fitting Honor: Cobb, Marietta teachers of year
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Tuesday October 29
Roswell Street Baptist Church
9 a.m. Teachers of the Year Celebration Breakfast
11 a.m. Pep Rally with special recognition of all Teachers of the Year
Monday, November 4
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
7:30 a.m. The Cobb Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast.
Chamber will highlight education and introduce the two system’s Teachers of the Year.