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Dalton Teacher of the Year is Amy Gleaton of Dalton High

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DALTON, GA (WRCB) -

Though her family tree was full of teachers, Amy Gleaton resisted the pull of becoming one.  But a stint into substitute teaching showed her that the classroom would be her ultimate destination. 

Gleaton's work as a teacher was recognized by the Dalton Public Schoolsl Monday as she was named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year.  The announcement came during a ceremony honoring all the school-level winners within the district.

Gleaton has taught in Dalton Public Schools for 10 years—the last two at Dalton High School as a chemistry and physical science teacher.  She holds a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in middle grades education from the State University of West Georgia.

Dalton Board of Education chair Danny Crutchfield said, "Amy is an outstanding teacher who will only continue to get better."

Gleaton says she believes outstanding teachers show interest in the material, but even more so in the students. "An outstanding teacher strives for mastery, yet recognizes the importance of struggle," she said. "Kids deserve outstanding teachers who love to teach, who love them, and who cherish the short time we have to make a difference."

Other school level Teachers of the Year winners included Ashley McMath, Blue Ridge School; Jane Keegan, Brookwood School; Jaclyn Wilson, City Park School; Kimberley Fannin, Park Creek School; Christen Brown, Roan School, Megan Walker, Westwood School; William Henderson, Dalton Middle School; and Julia Cagle, Morris Innovative High School.

Gleaton will now compete with other district Teachers of the Year from across the Georgia for state Teacher of the Year.

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