Meet a 2023 School Teacher of the Year: Wyatt Wilkie 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 2023 Creekview High School Teacher of the Year Wyatt Wilkie!
Wyatt Wilkie teaches his Creekview High School students many career and life skills, as well as another valuable lesson: the importance of community service.
As a Career Pathway teacher for agriculture, Mr. Wilkie prepares his students for potential careers in the field, with classes ranging from basic agriculture science to advanced agriculture mechanics.
Engaging his students as “active and effective members of their community” is a main goal, and he accomplishes this through class community service projects. Among these projects, school gardens generate produce for the House of Hope charitable organization, and students complete landscaping work for widows, veterans and others who need a helping hand.
Through the projects, students learn about agriculture, community needs and how they can make a difference. They also learn an important lesson about teamwork.
“During these types of community connections, students are willing to work with others in a way that is unseen in the classroom,” said Mr. Wilkie, who is beginning his 19th year as an educator. “They all seem to realize the task at hand and come together to get it done. Without the community projects, these students would have never learned to work together.”
Colleagues, students and parents praise Mr. Wilkie as an outstanding teacher for his success in instruction, his care for students and his leadership by example. As his principal shared, “Something that cannot be overstated is Mr. Wilkie’s impact on our community. In many ways, he is Creekview. He represents what our community values most: work ethic, achievement and loyalty to the community.”
In his own words: “Most students love to help, and many have no idea of the need in our community.”
Special thanks to our 2023 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.