Cobb Schools Foundation Honors 2020 Volunteers of the Year

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” 

That is a question that the more than 100 Cobb Schools Volunteers of the Year would have no difficulty answering and neither would their schools.  

How would you describe a Cobb Schools Volunteer of the Year? These are some of the things that schools said when they submitted the name of their volunteer(s): 

“They truly are dedicated to making a difference.” 

“She makes everyone feel special and is quick to offer help for any need. She donates so much time.” 

“[Our volunteer] has given many hours of blood, sweat, and tears to coordinate a massive turf project at our school. Her leadership is dynamic and impactful.” 

“She is truly one of a kind and has helped to grow the bond between the community and our school.” 

“In the 10+ years that [our volunteer] has worked on behalf of our schools, she has been instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support teachers and students.” 

“[Our volunteer] is the epitome of the word SERVICE! Volunteering upwards of 40+ hours per week as PTSA Treasurer, Yearbook Coordinator, and Lead Photographer, and Fall Festival and Spring Fling Co-Chair just to name a few.” 

“[Our volunteer] is a CHAMPION for our school!” 

The Cobb Schools Foundation recently honored the outstanding volunteers for their commitment to Cobb students and staff at the annual Volunteer of the Year luncheon at the Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. One volunteer, Mark Hellman, was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by both Harrison High School and Osborne High School for his support of their athletic programs. 

As part of the event, the volunteers were able to hear from Walton High School graduate Kit Cummings. The Cobb alumnus founded the Power of Peace Project, which helps raise much-needed positive role models in schools and communities—role models like the volunteers who help Cobb students succeed every day.  

Cobb Schools 2020 Volunteers of the Year:

Acworth Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Evita Velez
Addison Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kim Campbell
Argyle Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Susan Hirsch
Austell Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Sara Parker
Baker Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Wes Williams
Bells Ferry Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Stacy Zellner
Belmont Hills Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Rachel Fernald
Big Shanty Intermediate SchoolVolunteer: Leesa Colstead
Birney Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Abner Ruiz
Blackwell Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Jackie Southern
Brumby Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Al Zwettler and Bill Campbell
Bryant Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Carl Francois
Bullard Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Megan Bell and Valerie Bailey
Chalker Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Melanie Coombs
Cheatham Hill Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kimberly Keene
Clarkdale Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Marlene Montalbano
Clay Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Gina Scalise
Compton Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Leni Gochman
Davis Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kathryn Marek
Dowell Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Carol Weber
Due West Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Amy Valdez
East Side Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kelly Wilkinson
Eastvalley Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Ellen Sauve
Fair Oaks Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Brianda Gutierrez
Ford Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Betsy Elias
Frey Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Nicole Racine-Hamilton
Garrison Mill Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Lori Morrisey
Green Acres Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kay Carter
Harmony-Leland Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Justin Babineaux
Hayes Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kristin Pendley
Hendricks Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Chasdity  Harris
Hollydale Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Heather Anderson
Keheley Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Laura Kubica
Kemp Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Lauren Corbitt
Kennesaw Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Sarah Grandstaff
Kincaid Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Amanda Musson
King Springs Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Andres Sandate
LaBelle Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Fátima Hernandez
Lewis Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Audrey Zohner
Mableton Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Tamika Releford
McCall Primary SchoolVolunteer: Jessica  Bailey
Milford Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Veronica Jimenez
Mountain View Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Stacey Albracht
Mt. Bethel Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Dara Onori
Murdock Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kathy Dalen
Nicholson Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Samer Dilbeck
Nickajack Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Ryan Roy
Norton Park SchoolVolunteer: Anna Busbuso
Pickett’s Mill Elementary SchoolVolunteer: ELizabeth Schumaker
Pitner Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Emerald Susin
Powder Springs Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Danny  Wade
Powers Ferry Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Donye  Demitri
Riverside Intermediate SchoolVolunteer: Nelida  Linares
Riverside Primary SchoolVolunteer: Shanika Edwards
Rocky Mount Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Jerry Shepler
Russell Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Patricia Dove
Sanders Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Lin Harrison
Sedalia Park Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Susan Monk
Shallowford Falls Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Anna Baker
Smyrna Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kamma Manion
Sope Creek Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Darrell Young
Still Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Tavares Chambless
Teasley Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Kate Hutto
Tritt Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Lynn Gilbert
Varner Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Hollie Headington
Vaughan Elementary SchoolVolunteer: Patty Fominaya
Awtrey Middle SchoolVolunteer: Maggie Roe
Barber Middle SchoolVolunteer: Jennie Storey
Campbell Middle SchoolVolunteer: Hayli McQuade
Cooper Middle SchoolVolunteer: Kimberly Smith
Daniell Middle SchoolVolunteer: Linda Dafoe
Dickerson Middle SchoolVolunteer: Kelly Gunter
Dodgen Middle SchoolVolunteer: Stacy Gillen
Durham Middle SchoolVolunteer: Nicole Farthing
East Cobb Middle SchoolVolunteer: Lisa Spessard
Floyd Middle SchoolVolunteer: Pete Tukker
Garrett Middle SchoolVolunteer: JJ Washington
Griffin Middle SchoolVolunteer: Rachel Hart
Hightower Trail Middle SchoolVolunteer: Sarah Chaloupek
Lindley Middle SchoolVolunteer: Connie Turner
Lindley Sixth Grade AcademyVolunteer: LaKeisha Alexander
Lost Mountain Middle SchoolVolunteer: Amy Shea
Lovinggood Middle SchoolVolunteer: Thomas Hurley
Mabry Middle SchoolVolunteer: Barbara Adamson
McCleskey Middle SchoolVolunteer: Dawn Cooper
McClure Middle SchoolVolunteer: Karen Widner
Palmer Middle SchoolVolunteer: Jenifer Wilson
Pine Mountain Middle SchoolVolunteer: Stephanie Barringer
Simpson Middle SchoolVolunteer: Leslie Graham
Smitha Middle SchoolVolunteer: Tish Spaulding
Tapp Middle SchoolVolunteer: Kimberly Ramsey
Allatoona High SchoolVolunteer: Tim Jarrell
Campbell High SchoolVolunteer: Denise Raymond
Harrison High SchoolVolunteer: Mark Hellman
Hillgrove High SchoolVolunteer: Sarah Bell
Kell High SchoolVolunteer: Kara Huey
Kennesaw Mountain High SchoolVolunteer: Ralph Stephens
Lassiter High SchoolVolunteer: Lori Bartik
McEachern High SchoolVolunteer: Terra White
North Cobb High SchoolVolunteer: Alicia Hite
Osborne High SchoolVolunteer: Mark Hellman
Pebblebrook High SchoolVolunteer: Sabrina Brinson
Pope High SchoolVolunteer: Laura Borel
South Cobb High SchoolVolunteer: Pastor Reginald Fields
Sprayberry High SchoolVolunteer: Sharona Sandberg
Walton High SchoolVolunteer: Sallie Winokur
Wheeler High SchoolVolunteer: Linda Yu
Adult Education CenterVolunteer: Thomas Pellegrino
HAVEN at Sky ViewVolunteer: Leonard McKenzie