Teacher for a Day

Steffanie Sorrells, Teacher for a Day

The Barrow County School System invited the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce members to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at life in our schools. Twelve community members signed up to become a "Teacher for a Day."

Paired up with the 2022 "Teacher of the Year" at each school, Chamber members spent a full day in the classroom on Friday, Feb. 17. They helped with instruction, worked with students, and learned about the teaching profession. Participants shadowed the teachers and saw how school has changed since they were a student. (We promised that no homework would be assigned!)

Community members shared about their experiences during the day.

"I was in awe of her leadership skills. It appears that her day flows seamlessly, but I was able to see how much goes into getting everything together behind the scenes."

"100% I will continue to volunteer now, knowing how my time spent can help both the teachers and students."

"The day was non-stop & full of learning. I was so tired at the end of the day!"

Teachers also enjoyed their guests and appreciated the time spent in the classroom. 

"It was neat to be able to share some of the "real" issues that teachers face every day. There were many moments from the shadowing where my guest made remarks like "I had no idea teachers even had to think about that..." "

"This was a wonderful opportunity to share our world. It was nice to be able to model, explain, and talk through our day, the decisions, and all the things that go on. Our guest was incredibly kind, helpful, and interested in what we did and what was shared."

We were happy to have the Chamber members enjoy a firsthand look into our classrooms!

Dion Muldrow AHS Paul Benvenuto, Farmers Insurance
Alicia Caldwell KES

Colleen Lizardi, Lizardi Wellness

Laura Payne AIM

Jimmy Terrell, Winder City Council

Robert Simpson BASA

Renee Lord, Blankenship’s Truck Repair

Chelsea Helton BCMS

Angela Haun, Georgia Power

Katie Dills CLES Amy Hunter Rhodes, MTM Shopper
Lisha Hutchinson HMMS

Leslie Boyd, Ameris Bank

Emily Dixon SES Steffanie Sorrells, Bank OZK
Ella Daniel RMS Amanda Ridgeway, Bank OZK
Valerie Lancaster WMS

Gabriela Barrueta, MedLink Georgia

Polly Hixson WES

Stephanie Martin, Homestar

Emily Freeman WBHS Jordan North, United Way

Teacher for a Day at AIM

Teacher for a Day at WBHS

The Teacher for a Day program was modeled after our extremely successful “Principal for a Day” program which has been going for four years now, also in partnership with the Chamber.

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