Shining Star Teachers 2023 - Honoring our Educators

The SCSF salutes state charter school teachers who have gone over and above this school year! Honored Shining Star Teachers will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, recognition on the SCSF website and social media, and a certificate.

We were overwhelmed with the response this year! Over 260 teachers from across Georgia were nominated by 385 parents, students, co-workers, and members of the community. We are excited to announce our Finalists for 2023 Shining Star Teacher! Come back to see photos and nominations for these Stars! 

Shining Star Teachers 2023 - FINALISTS

View the 2022 Shining Star Teachers.

2023 Shining Stars

First Name Last Name School   Grade/Subject
Jillian Andrews School for Arts Infused Learning (SAIL) Kindergarten
Krystal Apke Spring Creek Charter Academy 8th Grade
Tynishan Barron Fulton Leadership Academy 6th and 7th Grade ELA
Karla Bartlett Georgia Cyber Academy 2nd grade gifted
Ashley Coles Ivy Preparatory Academy 7th
Andrea "Nikki" Colwell Georgia Cyber Academy 9th Grade English
Wendy Courtney Baconton Community Charter School 12th Science (Forensic Science, Synthetic Biology)
Kennedy Dennis Coweta Charter Academy 3rd Grade
Taylor Diem Southwest Georgia STEM Charter 2nd grade
Anna Downey Northwest Classical Academy Kindergarten
Bonnie Garcia Liberty Tech Charter School 1st
Laura Gerlach Furlow Charter School 5th Grade
Cameron Gudgell Georgia Cyber Academy American Government/Civics
Grant Hawkins Northwest Classical Academy 6th Grade Math
Sharlene Honeywood Georgia Cyber Academy Life Department
Jenethia Hubbard Ivy Preparatory Academy 5th grade
Jennifer Hudson Yi Hwang Academy 5th Grade
Jennifer Jenkins Pataula Charter Academy Kindergarten
Hannah Kim Yi Hwang Academy 2nd Grade - English
Eun Jung Kyeong Yi Hwang Academy 1st Grade - Korean
Destiny Langford Liberty Tech Charter School 3rd
Marian McDonald Liberty Tech Charter School Special Education
Kimberly Moore Southwest Georgia STEM Charter Special Education
Kanica North Resurgence Hall Dance
Christina Phillips Liberty Tech Charter School 7-8th Grade Math
Katherine Ring Cherokee Charter Academy 1st Grade
Donna St. Hill Northwest Classical Academy 3rd Grade
Gale Stein Georgia Cyber Academy Honors World History & Psychology
LeighAnn Walton Southwest Georgia STEM Charter High School English
Jonathan Washburn Georgia Cyber Academy American Sign Language
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