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Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Janet Baggett of Creekview HS!

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Janet Baggett of Creekview HS!

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Creekview High School Teacher of the Year Janet Baggett!

Creekview High School Teacher of the Year Janet Baggett’s teaching expertise benefits more than her own students.

The 21-year educator also is known as a teacher of teachers, who generously gives her time to mentor new colleagues and share best practices to improve instruction for all students.  She will serve this coming school year as an assistant principal at Etowah High School.

“Mrs. Baggett has a knack for helping students and teachers elevate themselves to the next level,” a colleague shared.  “She is a true team player, is always positive and is a proactive problem solver when her students or coworkers need help instructionally or just for guidance.”

Ms. Baggett has taught Spanish across all grade levels and additionally served as her department’s chair, a liaison for the school’s Spanish speaking families, and the senior class activities sponsor.  Her Spanish teacher while she was a student at Sequoyah High School inspired Ms. Baggett’s career, and her own experience as a student athlete has led her to coach numerous school teams.

“Every time that I needed someone to chat with about life, Señora Baggett was there for me, my friends, and even students she hadn’t taught,” shared a Class of 2022 graduate, who was in her honors Spanish class for two years.  “She is more than an excellent educator; she is compassionate.” 

In her own words: “These are challenging times.  Yet I take comfort in knowing that, at the core of our job, the most important aspects of teaching have not changed.  Our mission is to love our students and, when in doubt, do what is best for kids.  Due to the emphasis our county has placed on the overall well-being of our students, we find this message echoed within the walls of each and every school in our county.” 

Special thanks to our 2022 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.