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Amos Bishop LSES Teacher of the Year
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
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We are so proud of Mr. Amos Bishop who is the LSES Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018.  Mr. Bishop is a product of the Douglas County School System.  The following is from Mr. Bishop's school webpage:

While still attending college, I began working as a substitute teacher in the Douglas County School System.  This provided me with an excellent opportunity to work with a wide variety of students from a range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities.  My experiences as a substitute teacher helped shape me into the teacher I was about to become.

My opportunity to teach full time came about in January of 1998, when I was asked to take over a vacant Fifth Grade position at Sweetwater Elementary School, which I eagerly accepted.  Over the next nine and a half years, I would remain a member of Sweetwater's Fifth Grade Team.  My time spent there was precious and was an invaluable part of my life's journey.  During my time at Sweetwater, I helped sponsor an acting troupe, the Student Government Association, a show choir, and a student newspaper.  In 2003, I was honored to be selected by my colleagues as our school's teacher of the year, an honor I will never forget.

After almost ten years in the same school, I felt it was time for a change, so I made the move here, to Lithia Springs Elementary School.  My first year was a year of exciting memories and challenges.  In many respects, it felt like being a new teacher all over again.  After two additional years of teaching fifth grade here, I made the transition to teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages).  I enjoy teaching my English Language Learners.  Their dedication and determination inspire me.  They give me their best effort, and it inspires me to be my best as well.

Mr. Marchant has this to say about Mr. Bishop:

"If I had to describe Mr. Bishop in one word, I would have to choose the word “heart”. He has a heart for students, his school, his chosen career, and his family. His heart is tender. Many times I have seen him very emotional as he discusses the difficulties his students face. His heart is full of love. Anyone who doubts this has only to listen to him describe the gains that his students are making or celebrate a challenge they have overcome. His heart is open. It always has room for one more student or colleague. Amos exemplifies what it means to be a teacher."

Congratulations Mr. Bishop!!

 

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