Krista Webb, a U.S. History, AP History and AP World History teacher at Woodstock High School (WHS) was named the Cherokee County Teacher of the Year on October 22, 2010. This is the second year in a row that the county Teacher of the Year came from WHS. Superintendent of Cherokee County School District Dr. Frank Petruzielo and Principal Bill Sebring surprised Webb during one of her classes with the news.
Each year, every school in the district selects a Teacher of the Year. From this group, a County Teacher of the Year is selected by a group of volunteers who are leaders in the community. Each Teacher of the Year application is reviewed by the committee and a selection is made.
“I am so honored,” a clearly overwhelmed Webb said. “My inspiration has always been my students, and I have the greatest job in the world!”
Webb, whose love of history came from time spent with her grandmother, has taught at WHS for 13 years. She also teaches at Polaris, the school district’s evening school as well as summer school.
Bill Sebring said, “We are all so proud of Ms. Webb. She makes such an impact on her students and is a very strong leader.” Dr. Petruzielo agreed with Sebring and said, “She really is a visionary and sees the importance of teacher leadership. She truly is a role model.”
Webb is married to Jim and has four grown sons all of whom graduated from WHS and all continued onto college. “I went into teaching because it was the only occupation that combined my love of history with my love of young people,” said Webb.