Tears, laughter, and loud applause electrified the Booth Western Art Museum on November 1 as Kaylie Noe was named Bartow County School System Teacher of the Year!
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to receive the title,” says Noe. “There are so many AMAZING teachers at Adairsville High School and in Bartow County; I feel truly blessed to have even been nominated as Teacher of the Year much less to be chosen overall.”
Noe, in her eighth year at Adairsville High School, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Spanish from Kennesaw State University. She now serves as a member of the Leadership, Instructional, and Operational Teams, Student Support Team Coordinator to help at-risk students, and Department Chair for the Foreign Language Department. In addition to those professional roles and responsibilities, Noe serves as the Head Competition and Football Cheerleading Coach at Adairsville High School.
“My high school Spanish teacher, Mrs. Simmons, is the reason I decided to become a Spanish teacher – she made me excited to come to class each day and learn, and I decided I wanted to have that same impact on students,” adds Noe.
That awe-inspiring ability to connect with students resonates with cheerleader Addie Joslin.
“She has taught me to work hard and don’t be scared to run after my goals for myself,” says Joslin. “She also pushes us to do our best, and her classroom is a safe place to try, even if we do not succeed.”
Jessica Lee, a pre-K teacher at Emerson Elementary School, and Aubrey Berg, an art teacher from South Central Middle School, join Noe as Bartow County Teacher of the Year finalists.