Diana Cole from Statham Elementary School was selected as the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cole has blended her 34 years as a teacher with her passion for agriculture education, nurturing and growing the Farm to School program in our schools. Along with building raised garden beds where students can grow their own fruits and vegetables and then eat them in the cafeteria, she organizes an AGmazing annual Farm Week at SES.
Barrow County, Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Office Manager Staci Waters nominated Mrs. Cole and says, "She’s one of a kind. The love and passion Mrs. Cole has for agriculture is apparent in everything she does."
Statham Principal Dr. Salethia James says, “Diana Cole has positively impacted Statham Elementary School, the Statham community, Barrow County School System, and the entire state of Georgia with her tremendous efforts with agricultural education. She represents us well, and we are excited for her and proud of her many accomplishments!”