CCSD Schools, Teachers Recognized for Keeping Cobb Green

Hundreds of teachers across the Cobb County School District helped students learn how to protect and beautify their environment during the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers, who completed five green lesson plans or projects, earned spots on the Cobb County’s Green Teacher List.

The award list is part of the Cobb County Green School Initiative, which is a cooperative effort between Cobb County Water System, Keep Cobb Beautiful, and the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Unit. The initiative was designed to recognize
 Cobb County schools, which demonstrate a commitment to environmental education. To qualify as a Green School, at least five teachers at a school must earn Green Classroom designations. This year, 35 CCSD schools earned the Green School designation. The majority of those schools earned a gold status designation because the schools had at least 15 teachers on the Green Teacher List. Four additional schools had at least 10 teachers who made the Green Teacher List.

Out of all the Cobb County schools aiming to teach students how to beautify, conserve and protect, one elementary school stood out.

The Cobb County Green School Initiative chose Baker Elementary School for the Green Innovation Award because the school has gone above and beyond the basic requirements of the Green School Initiative to create an innovative environmental program for its students and community. 

As part of an ongoing project, Baker Elementary School’s fourth grade Advanced Learning Program students researched, designed, and built projects from repurposed materials to be installed in the Baker Life Lab as a Sensory Garden.

“[The Garden] will create an interactive, sensory driven area that will benefit our special needs population, as well as all the students at Baker Elementary,” said Baker Principal Alison Broughton.

The students started their project by researching Sensory Processing Disorder to help them better understand the purpose of their projects. They then worked to design their projects and presented them to the class. The group worked together to measure the garden and create a blueprint for the location of each project. They also inventoried supplies, created a supply budget and built their projects out of repurposed and recycled materials.

26 CCSD Schools Received Gold Status Designation (at least 15 green teachers required):

* Baker Elementary * Bells Ferry Elementary
* Belmont Hills Elementary * Big Shanty Elementary
* Davis Elementary * Blackwell Elementary
* Fair Oaks Elementary * Bullard Elementary
* Keheley Elementary * Cheatham Hill Elementary
* Ford Elementary * Clarkdale Elementary
* King Springs Elementary * Due West Elementary
* Lewis Elementary * Hillgrove High
* Mt. Bethel Elementary * Timber Ridge Elementary
* Murdock Elementary * Vaughan Elementary
* Nickajack Elementary * Tritt Elementary
* Norton Park Elementary * Russell Elementary
* Pickett’s Mill Elementary * Still Elementary

 

Four CCSD Schools Received Silver Status Designation (at least 10 green teachers required):

* Addison Elementary * Nicholson Elementary
* Hendricks Elementary * McCall Primary

Five CCSD Schools Received Green Status Designation (at least five green teachers):

* Daniell Middle * Green Acres Elementary
* Lassiter High * Pitner Elementary
* Lovinggood Middle

Green Teacher List 2016-17

Addison Elementary (Silver)


* Heather LeCroy * Allison Gillenwater * Elizabeth Keith
* Sherreen Bahr * Julie Knobbe** * Joy Shore
* Dianne Lorenz * Shelley Kerr * Carolyn Stoddard
* Victoria Matacotta * Charlene Piper * Holly Schmidt

 

Baker Elementary (Gold)


* Loren Kelly * Arnetta Lewis * Liz Schneider
* Paula Zaragoza * Sandra Aufderheide * Courtney Hardin
* Moncia Wright * Loren Kelly * Vina Evans
* Katie Robinson * Miska Davis * Karen Kennard
* Heather Pearson * Kimberlee Collins * Melissa Allen
* Valerie Etheridge * Hazel Ford * Kim Schweizer
* Margaret Hagan * Stephanie Shamblin** * Katherine Machin
* Lindsey Geiger * Jana Phillips * Kimberly Hutcheson
* Stephanie Erni * Sandra Fortune * Tiffany Googe
* Maggie Dick * Kim Eyrich * Earla Reece

 

Bells Ferry Elementary (Gold)


* Will Tyler * Jennifer Kellam * Kim Sigsbee**
* Leslie Gaines * Melissa Dillard * Lauren Stuckey
* Martha Yosko * Valerie Wisniewski * Susie Gatlin
* Regan Robinson * Angela Titus * Kelli Nastasi
* Remonna Sears * Becky Baldwin * Joyce Vance
* Matt Taylor

Belmont Hills Elementary (Gold)


* Courtney Payne * Melissa Weatherford** * Taryn Tarter
* Patrice Hill * Ashley Owenby * Nerlie Alexandre
* Amanda Chafin * Kristin Church * Kristen Yarrington
* Grace Yoon * Judy Brock * Rochelle Smith
* Diane Brannen * Stephanie Bookout * Madison Collier

 

Big Shanty Elementary (Gold)


* Erika Brown * Melissa Laudick * Jamee Douglas
* Karen Taylor * Lindsay Robichaux             * * Becky Gonzales
* Felicia Berenger * Marlene Crane * Emily Hutto
* Karen Wright * Patricia Peacock * Jennifer Hellman
* Lori Borg Lauren Easter** * Lisa Ashmeade
* Jodi Wilder

 

Blackwell Elementary (Gold)


* Laurie Bradford Katie Nelson              * * Gracy Griffith
* Patti Griffith** * Diane Rosenberg * Laurie Wheeler
* Janine Lock * Jamie Hutchinson * Melissa McKeehan
* Hannah Vitale * Mary Pope * Amy Chapman
* Dana Tyson * Lisa King * Elisabeth Chandler
* Debra O’Dell

Bullard Elementary (Gold)


* Ginny Coalson * Stephanie Hicks * Jessica Elwood
* Kaitlin Oden * Heather Clark * Rebecca Smith
* Kim Oden * Kendra Berry** * Victoria Graham
* Jennifer Scaggs * Amanda Hill * Nicole Ioppolo
* Christine Hipsher * Jessica Feder * Ellen P. Adams
* Liz Kauffmann * Lori Friedrich * Karen Cain
* Bonnie McKinney * Katie Greene

 

Cheatham Hill Elementary (Gold)


* Kelly Smartt * Leslie Riccard * Brandi Moore
* Tessa Whitus * Gina Gullo * Lindzey O’Brien
* Natasha Anderson * Toni Goggins * Christie Orton
* Rebekah Moss * Sheila Fisher * Leighann Hull
* Linda Ramsey * Sharon Wood * Ashley Graziano
* Becky Grove * Kristen Roan * Kay Rigby
* Angela Hughes * Lisa Bone * Hope Largent
* Brittany Duckworth * Roxanne Spinks** * Cynthia Holcombe
* Cindy Wagner * Judy Downey * Joni Mullinax
* Jeanie Chambers * Lynn Ralph * Cristy Ames
* Julie Traylor * Tonya Wilkerson * Shay Riggins
* Lori Speer  

Clarkdale Elementary (Gold)


* April Brick * Amy Poole * Sheila Lade
* Ryisha Smith * Karlee Gonzalez * Cristin Upchurch
* Mary Addison * Davida Dyer * Krystal Evans
* Simone Henderson * Kristina Curtright** * Vanessa Butler
* Marissa Young * Carline Centis * Kelvin Carlyle
* Adrianna Whipple * Mechelle Weddington * Saysha Jackson
* Tricia Decarlo * Tamla Chambless * Rebecca Goodin
* Talecia Tabb * Josie Smith * Sandra Moss
* Darius Jones * Erica Brown * Sandra Stegall
* Kaitlin Denhart * Kettly Mallebranche * Danielle Munoz
* Cathy Shelby * Ieshia Wilkerson * Leanne Chesser
* Karen Brown * Laura Werren * Jennifer Borders
* Sontikka Mitchell * Maria Lippelt * Judy Bytheway
* Jasmine Coker * Nancy Watson * Rebecca Watson

 

Daniell Middle
(Green)


* Frances Hebb * Valerie Agramonte
* Marianna Foxwell * Kimberly Hunt

Davis Elementary (Gold)


* Beth Knight * Kim Schroeder * Bonnie Popienko
* Megan Smith * Patty Abel * Laura Crittenden
* Jennifer Bartlett * Joan Muzyka * Lisa Darrow
* Cassidy Lawson * Jillian Duncan * Melissa Pierce
* Kristen Stegall * Kenzie Winther * Nora Sanders
* Lisa Gay * Lara Quigg * Paige Dobbins
* Megan Brent** * Kathy Belongia * Nancy Parsons
* Shana Henson * Carrie Thompson

 

Due West Elementary (Gold)


* Laura Howerton * Brandye Keasler * Melissa Monette
* Kristin Poole * Susan Braddy * Paige Ullmer
* Kirsten Perla** * Martha Haley * Linda Petrea
* Michelle Lankford * Melinda Divelbiss * Maureen Friese
* Erin Milton * Jeanette Waters * Holly Holston
* Judy Davis * Ann Blocksidge * Joan Lewis
* Jeanne Thome * Pamela Timbs * Francine Lawrence * Mary Roberts
* Karyn Krzemien * Megan Paternostro * Kellie Slaughter
* Kelly Brennan

 

Fair Oaks Elementary (Gold)


* Elizabeth Dunlap** * Brandy Turner * Danielle Beaver
* Charlene Kratz * Lori Rogers * Kaitlyn Caswell
* Lisa Lewis * Kimberly Carren * Ebony Lowery
* Renee Gillen * Denotra Henley * Leyna Nguyen

 

* Kristin Poncheri * Jennifer White * Carrie Milford
* Morgan Smock

Ford Elementary (Gold)


* Laura Holmes * Lauri Cook * Jenny Leclair
* Heather Henslee * Stephani Aldridge * Jennifer Tillman
* Cherie Nix * Barbara Warren * Elizabeth Cunningham
* Ashley Miller * Barbara Birkbeck * Maria Hunt
* Tara Jones * Mary Garrett * Todd Plunkert
* Julie Barnett * Stephanie Beckett * Laura Hargrove
* Kristi Crimm * Renee Hess * Rebecca Goodman
* Kaley Krafka * Bramlett Micklow * Colleen Cauffiel
* Cynthia Edwards * Chrissy Garrison * Claire Skinner
* Fran McMath * Shirley Trammell * Kay Appelgate
* Kimberly Kunst * Nancy Justen * Kara Kalra
* Shawna Plunkert * Courtney Kelly * Libby Mitchell
* Drena Varghese * Laura Pendley * Kellee Strickland
* Michelle Vance * Linda Campisi * Catherine Padgett**
* Molly Slayton * Tina Smith * Angi Morrison
* Craig Hurley * Claire Cyr

 

Green Acres Elementary (Green)


* Dung Nguyen** * Marian Hoyt * Talita Dasaro
* Mae Hoskins * Angela Kapella * Ginger Hendrix
* Susan Garrett * Monica Brooks

 

Hendricks Elementary (Silver)


* Beth Knight** * Sheila Elkins * Kelly Sahlbom
* Monica Reed * Margaret Ahern * Mary Mathis
* Lisa Koch * Shannon Williams * Annmarie Martin
* Kristen Peace * Kaitlin Rogers * Erin Tyre
* Julie Bishop

 

Hillgrove High (Gold)


* Cindy Ford * Kelly Colvin * Connie Nelson**
* Rachel Kucera * Guy Catton * Sarah Mereness
* Michael Teters * Tammy Roemer * Rhoda Owolabi
* Susan Milam * Karen Jeffrey * Chief Harris
* Jeanine Allen * Elea Hammond * Cecily Abernathy
* John Dine * Alicia Lepianka

 

Keheley Elementary (Gold)


* Annette Simpson * Lynn Boye * Amy Judd*
* Harriet Denny * Cheryl Dillon * Katie Biello
* Allison Johnson * Melissa Fulford * Frances Strickland
* Margaret Keener * Stacey Fisher * Caroline Gorman
* Jennifer Nichols * Melissa Orff * Othniel Campbell
* Jamie Goss * Beth Midkiff * Brandy Medlin
* Wendy Greenwald * Pamela Handley * Joanna Johnson
* Stephanie Lawson

 

King Springs Elementary (Gold)


* Kristen Kraemer * Jeanne Broadhurst * Nina Delk
* Rene Perry * Mandy Dixon * Chelsea Whitesell
* Abby Cheaves * Alana Owens * Amanda Rhodes
* Sarah Heller *
Sara Hersch * Beverly Garriga
* Kelley Farmer * Allison Powell * Susan Denney
* Patricia Calvin-Thomas * Heather Hodge * Michele Bice
* Roslyn Anderson * Karla Rozier *Pamela Wilfred
* Emily Atkins * Ashley Bellamy * Toshie Condon
* Jennifer Ford * Mary Beth Trulove * Jessica Barber
* Lily Denny * Bethany Snyder * Ronnell Matthews
* Melissa Gottschalk * Katherine Messinger * Merry Mullins
* Jacki Gennovario * Joannah Shoushtarian** * Danielle Martin
* Rebecca Kriz * Janeen Lewis * Shari Tucker

 

Lassiter High (Green)


* Jennifer Mercure** * Meredith Koester * Dianne Adams
* Arlene Veloce * Kim Gasaway * Kirstene Lohlein

Lewis Elementary (Gold)


* Marylea Remkus** * Amy Boyette * Donna Sill
* Ryann Henderson * McKenzie Gay * Allison Monroe
* Pam Huber * Laurie Edwards * Rebecca Roberts
* Jennifer Nicklis * Lisa Fries * Kathy Richardson
* Debbie Collins * Laura Layde * Donna Meyers
* Kourtney Jones * Kathy Linpinsel * Amanda Lovett
* Anne Barnhill * Stephanie Fuchs * Debra Brock
* Karen Ousterhoudt

 

Lovinggood Middle (Green)


* Rachel Wise** * Janice Scoville * Brian Pulse
* Donna Bresnan * Renee Skillman

 

McCall Primary (Silver)


* Lorri Skaar * Erin Moore * Erin Ciaccio
* Brittany Haugen * Rosemary Rincon * Trecie Wiggins
* Rachel Luna * Patricia Barber * Lori Webber
* Maureen Perry * Cassandra Martinelli * Julianna Beck
* Angela Vazquez * Tiffany Hourigan**

 

Mt. Bethel Elementary (Gold)


* Laura Ferguson * Samantha Hogan * Melina Henry
* Meagan Allred * Cara Wells * Cindi Cabral
* Roxanne Loescher * Angie St. Jean * Heather Curry
* Jody Greenwald * Amy Barnes * Michelle Boutwell
* Danielle Menear * Beth Norris * Catherine Chaviano
* Brook Rozen * Meredith Rockwell * Carolyn Griffin
* Gail Lindsay * Maureen Mullins** * Heather Mullins

 

Murdock Elementary (Gold)


* Becky Harmon * Heather Frazier * Nicki Marmoll
* Brittney Meehan * 
Melanie Hilliard * Rose Cone-Mari
* Jennie Dang** * Heather Smith * Elizabeth Sheeley
* Amy Trembley * Leslie Bell * Kelly Thornton
* Jamie Smith * Rachel Becker * Brianne Matarazzo
* Margaret-Ellen Laettner * Jennifer Pitts * Hillary Hutto
* Cassie Whitt * Catherine Gardner * Allie Herndon
* Meredith Christensen * Susan Cochran

 

Nicholson Elementary (Silver)


* Karen Hersey * Andrea Vernon * Michelle Burke
* Karen Ciotti * Katie Shulz Ditchen * Pamela Otto
* Lisa Gagnon * Michele Myers** * Amanda Savage
* Tara Haney * Jennifer Carusone * Keri Blalock
* Margaret McMurtagh  

 

Nickajack Elementary (Gold)


* Diane Kordel** * Katie Morris * Abigail Priest
* Renita Stamper * Deryl Heflin * April Cochran
* Amy Karp * Karen Harrison * Joan Lunsford
* Stephanie Tucker * Kasey Brindle * Stephanie Burns
* Jelisa Blackwell * Dina Espenshied * Lyn Stewart
* Sharon Penquite * Sarah Lasiter * Hannah Perrigin

Norton Park Elementary (Gold)


* Gretchen Ayres** * Jenny Liu * Stuart Ogburn
* Erika Griffin * Candace Piper-Turner * Elaine Rhymer
* Deborah Campbell * Summer Aschenbach * Carrie Thomas
* Amanda Gilbert * Amy Schnabel * Deana Martin
* Christina Burleson * Lauren Sherrill * Jessica Power
* Ashley Borland * Alexis Bridges * Kim Ureke

 

Pickett’s Mill Elementary (Gold)


* Elizabeth Miles * Suzanne Hilliard * Angela Hicks
* Lynn Hahn** * Kimberly McCreary * Jennifer Rooke
* Alli Grebe * Lori Sproat * Jessica Maddox
* Kim Campbell * Kristen Bintliff * Ashlee Green
* Janet McCourt * Pam Thompson * Carolyn Schumacher
* Robin Rann * Amy Pace * Cathy Ewers
* Tricia Orton * Cassie Llewallyn * Whitney LaFontaine
* Laura Purcell * Myrna Alley * Kristin Wilson
* Cindy Cole* * Hollie Folsom

 

Pitner Elementary (Green)


* Abby Sandlin * Patty Ucciferri** * Robin Poulos
* Marsha Howell * Kathy Parks  

Russell Elementary (Gold)


* Kaitlin O’Connell * Kelly Bodner** * Shanelle Moultrie
* Bridget Purdy * Rita Redmon * Ashley Winsett
* Roselyn Ikekhua * Deborah Brown-Bell * Amanda Scott
* Latonia Simmons * Gregory Chambers             * Sabra Lawson
* Amber Hicks * Chris Campbell * Lewis Lawhorn
* Chris Laster * Elizabeth Zych * Terri Davis
* Tammie Nixon * Lisa Rueter * Carly Lynch
* Tracey Steiner    

Still Elementary (Gold)

* 
Lynn Duhn** * Samantha Ellison * Lisa Darden
* Amanda Caden * Paige Bastuba * Maureen Brooks
* Les Wilfong * Jennie Wilson * Denise Keasler
* Julie Bolin * Julie Wacker * Kim Wilkes
* Stacey Strudthoff * Michele McCulloch * Marissa Hallberg
* Alicia Adams * Bethani Minish * Roger Marsh
* Lashelle Joiner * Mer Lasko * Joi Cox
* David Brown * Terri Talley * Cindy Volckmann
* Michelle Plumer    

 

Timber Ridge Elementary (Gold)


* Susan McGaffic * Judy Osborne** * Christy Ellsworth
* Niki Turco * Kristen Knight * Mitzi Langdon
* Brittany Rosa * Katie Harmon * Melinda Butler
* Alison Dunford** * Amity Leverone * Rachel Rountree
* John Cox * Laura Oliver * Staci Carper
* Jeffery Ledford * Jenny Bickerstaff  

Tritt Elementary (Gold)


* Terri Stone * Tamera Neal** * Amy Benson
* Melody Swierski * Tonya Pirlot * Amanda Gillespie
* Jennifer Herman * Angela Wilson * Catherine Tommasello
* Cindy Gentry * Carla Teuchert * Charis Swift
* Amanda Smith * Beth Blick * Kathryn Miller
* Sarah Gardner * Barbara Kappel * Joseph Giunta
* Kelle Laushey * David Eichler * Heather Garrett
* Ilene Smith * Kimmie Bower * Anne Wender
* Allie Walker * Alison Friend

 

Vaughan Elementary (Gold)


* Kelli Connors * Cory Babcock * Eliabeth Southern
* Christy Garvin * Jenna Bullis * Teresa Pitzel
* Ashley Mushegan *Liz Sikes * Kate Murray
* Devin Gunning * Karen Meyer * Carianne Good
* Carol Case * Tracy Sieracki * Tracie Perkins
* Stacy Pitts** * Beth Glass * Jennifer Deck
* Nicola Boone * Nicole Morgan * Katie Baggott
* Kirk York  

** Denotes Coordinator