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GEC hosts education celebration

The Germantown Education Commission has named Ginny Germann, a special education teacher at Houston Middle School, the district’s New Teacher of the Year.
The Germantown Education Commission has named Ginny Germann, a special education teacher at Houston Middle School, the district’s New Teacher of the Year.

The Germantown Education Commission has named Ginny Germann, a special education teacher at Houston Middle School, the district’s New Teacher of the Year.

The Germantown Education Commission recently hosted the annual education celebration where students and teachers are honored for excellence.
Administrators, teachers, students, parents and members of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen were in attendance.
The 2015 Teacher of the Year award was presented to Diane Morales, International Baccalaureate Spanish teacher at Germantown High School. Morales was honored for her commitment to connecting her students with the Spanish culture while encouraging them to think and explore for themselves.
The Teacher of the Year is selected from the Education Commission’s Teacher of the Month award winners.
Houston Middle School’s Ginny Germann took the title of Germantown’s New Teacher of the Year. Germann is a special education teacher at HMS who was nominated and selected for her contagious positive attitude, commitment to finding an approach to reach every student and constant communication with parents.
The New Teacher of the Year must be in their first year as a teacher. Nominations are made by school administrators or parents of students. The New Teacher of the Year was sponsored by Leadership Germantown Alumni Association.
The 2015 Youth Excellence Scholarship was awarded to Myles Joyce, a senior at Christian Brothers High School. Joyce was among the monthly 2014-15 Youth Excellence Award winners and was honored for academic excellence, his work with the Brothers Leadership Council and his goal of improving lives through a career in biomedical engineering. The Youth Excellence Scholarship was sponsored by Landers Ford.
The Education Celebration is the culmination of the Education Commission’s work which includes selecting monthly teacher and student award winners and the Battle of the Brains math and science competition.
The commission is currently seeking applicants. For additional information on commission appointments, contact City Clerk Dotty at djohnson@germantown-tn.gov or (901) 757-7251. Information is also available online at Germantown-tn.gov/commissions.