College of Education alum earns Teacher of the Year in Lincoln County

(Above, L-R) Megan Goolsby (B.S.Ed., 2011; M.Ed., 2014), Jasper Dukes and Kathy Thomas are all Lincoln County Teacher of the Year award recipients.

AUGUSTA, GA. – Jaguars roared in Lincoln County when the Board of Education announced its Teachers of the Year and first-grade teacher Megan Goolsby was chosen Teacher of the Year for Lincoln County Elementary School.

Goolsby is a two-time graduate of Georgia Regents University, soon to be Augusta University. She holds a B.S.Ed. in early childhood education (2011) and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction (2014), with a gifted teaching endorsement.

Prior to her work at LCES, Goolsby taught pre-K at South Columbia Elementary School in Columbia County.

“We congratulate all of the Teacher of the Year honorees, but we are honored to have Ms. Goolsby as an alum of the GRU College of Education,” said Dr. Zach Kelehear, Dean of the College of Education. “She is a tribute to the profession of teaching.”

Of the three finalists, one will be chosen as the Lincoln County Teacher of the Year in October. The county’s Teacher of the Year will represent Lincoln County in the spring at the state level. In May, the Georgia Department of Education will name the Georgia Teacher of the Year and the Georgia Media Specialist of the Year.

The complete list of Teachers of the Year for Lincoln County schools:

  • Megan Goolsby, (B.S.Ed., 2011; M.Ed., 2014), Lincoln County Elementary School
  • Jasper Dukes, Lincoln County Middle School
  • Kathy Thomas, Lincoln County High School
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