Henrietta George – Druid Hills (Dekalb County)
September, 2016 – Teacher of the Month
Henrietta George comes to us from Druid Hills High School in DeKalb County where she is the head track and field coach. The past two years have been quite a roller-coaster for her. In May of 2014, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Even throughout vigorous chemo treatments and the harsh effects of heavy medicine, she still came out to push, invest and coach all of her students in the class, and her athletes on the track. Coach George has a strong passion for working with student-athletes, and not just those whose success is measured against common standards. Every athlete is special to coach George, and she has an uncanny knack for connecting with every athlete she coaches. She was recognized by Positive Athlete for her contributions. Congratulations Henrietta, you are our Georgia Lottery Teacher of the Month for September, 2016.
Lynne Connelly – Union Grove High School (Henry County)
August, 2016 – Teacher of the Month
Originally recognized by our partner Positive Athlete Georgia as the Most Positive Special Needs Coach, Lynne Connelly, of Union Grove, is known for her continuous and tireless dedication to the Henry County special needs football and cheer program. She spends countless hours organizing and scheduling games, facilitating special events, and providing an arena for these athletes so that they can feel like super stars. The numerous student volunteers, community support, athletes on the field and volunteer coaches are all there because of the efforts made by Lynne Connelly to bring the program to life. Despite the adversity she faces teaching orthopedically impaired students, Lynne always maintains a positive attitude and encouraging word for others. She always has a smile on her face and makes anyone in her presence feel blessed to know her. Lynne does all of this out of the goodness of her heart, never seeking or needing any special attention. Congratulations Lynne, you are our Georgia Lottery Teacher of the Month for August, 2016.