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Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

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Mrs. Kaila Green hails from Decatur, Georgia where she was born and raised. She attended Canby Lane Elementary, Panola Way Elementary, Salem Middle School, and graduated Cum Laude with 3.75 GPA from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2002. She also attended Georgia State University at the age of 17, where she majored in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. While at Georgia State, Kaila had the rare opportunity to become a research assistant in the Ronald E. McNair program, where she was afforded the opportunity to work alongside renowned professors and graduate assistants to conduct her own research. She graduated Cum Laude in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology, being the first child in her family to accomplish this feat. Kaila had high hopes of becoming a Child Clinical Psychologist but those dreams never quite materialized. Being a young mother and newly-wed while an undergraduate presented its challenges. It was not too long after graduation when she decided to change her life’s course and enter into the Georgia TAPP program to become an elementary school teacher in September 2007. After teaching for a few years, she attended Georgia Southern University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014.

Mrs. Kaila Green has spent her entire teaching career at Huie Elementary where she taught 3rd grade for 2 years, 5th grade for 7 years, and she currently teaches 4th grade Math and Science. At Huie Elementary, Mrs. Green has been actively involved in the school community. She truly believes in parental involvement and active participation in your child’s learning since both of her children, Trenton and Tristan, attended Huie. During her time at Huie, Mrs. Green has been a part of Huie’s Better Seeking Team for multiple years, participated as a Great and Effective Lead Science Teacher for 2 years, Grade Level chair for 5 years, PTO secretary for 4 years, and she also spearheaded Huie Elementary’s First Science Olympiad Team for the past 4 years to name a few accomplishments. All in all, Mrs. Green truly sees her younger self in her students, therefore she gives her all into her teaching…each and every day.

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