October 22nd marked the 34th annual Outstanding Teacher Day. Each year University of Vermont honors exceptional educators around our state. Melissa Fisher (GEMS) was recognized from FWSU. These fine educators exemplify the five standards for VT teachers – Learning, Professional Knowledge, Advocacy, Colleagueship, and Accountability. We are proud of our 2014 Outstanding Teachers!
Today on the blog we are highlighting a Q & A with Outstanding Teacher Melissa Fisher. Mrs. Fisher is a Guidance Counselor at GEMS.
Melissa without doubt has been able to juggle the tremendous responsibilities that go with having a comprehensive guidance program for all Georgia students. Her influence goes far beyond the social and emotional well being of all our students. Melissa directs our EST, case manages 504 students and totally coordinates the high school choice for all of our eighth graders. She is an outstanding colleague to all and has volunteered to mentor many of our young teachers. Melissa’s endless energy and caring is what makes her a role model for all of us. Thank you Melissa.—– Frank Calano. Middle School Principal