Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Four SCCPSS Special Education Teachers Recognized as SPED Teachers of the Year

Published on: 2/17/2023

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has three teachers being recognized as Special Education Teachers of the Year by the Georgia Learning Resources System and one being recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support. 

The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) is a network of 18 regional programs that provide training and resources to school district personnel, parents of students with disabilities, and other interested individuals to support the functional and academic achievement, graduation rate, and post-secondary success of students with disabilities.

The SCCPSS teachers being recognized by GLRS as 2023 Special Educators of the Year are:

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SallyAnn Gray/Jenkins High School - International

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Catlin McLauren/New Hampstead High School – Secondary

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Allison Reckentine/Bloomingdale Elementary – Elementary

The Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) is a service available within the continuum of supports for local education agencies to consider when determining the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, ages 5-21. GNETS provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic support services to students who exhibit intense social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges with a severity, frequency or duration such that the provision of education and related services in the general education environment has not enabled him or her to benefit educationally based on the IEP.

SCCPSS teacher Chelsea Merchan from Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Academy is being recognized as the GNETS Teacher of the Year.

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The four teachers will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, February 17th in Effingham County.

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