Prep Educator of the Year

Emily Boylan is GMC Prep School's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. Boylan graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Social Behavior. She went on to earn a Master’s degree from Georgia College for teaching Biology, and later earned certification for teaching middle school social studies. She began her teaching career at St. Stephens, teaching preschool for three years while both of her sons were toddlers. She went on to teach Life Science and Social Studies in Jones County, before coming to GMC Prep School in 2006 to teach 6th-grade Earth Science. She started the Odyssey of the Mind program for middle and high schoolers, ending the program in 2012 with the high school placing 2nd at World Finals, and earning the highly coveted Ranatra Fusca Award for Exceptional Risk Taking and Ingenuity. Boylan says she loves being a part of the GMC family.

“As a teacher, my main goals are to foster moral principles, and to nurture students’ desire to learn and how to learn,” Boylan said. “I’m extremely grateful to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year, but truly each teacher at GMC, in my view, is a Teacher of the Year because each of us are so passionate about what we teach and we strive to build character virtues in our students. My colleagues motivate and inspire me daily. I’m in awe of them for not only what they do in the classroom, but more so what they do for our students outside of the classroom.”
 
Georgia Military College Prep School Principal, Colonel Pamela Grant, says Boylan is the epitome of what a Teacher of the Year should be.

“Emily Boylan is a master teacher who epitomizes all that the phrase implies,” Grant said. “She is caring, engaging, and supportive, while setting high expectations for all her students. We are so blessed to have her as a member of the GMC Prep family.”