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GMC Prep Names 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

GMC Prep School 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year
Shannon Davis

“Shannon expects the best out of each and every one of her students and she does everything in her power to help them reach their full potential,” said COL Pam Grant, Principal of GMC Prep School. “I have watched students come back year after year and tell her they were prepared for college because of her English classes. I have watched her make a true difference in the lives of countless students – she exudes the qualities of what it takes to be Teacher of the Year!”

Davis began her teaching career at GMC Prep School 28 years ago, teaching each grade of high school over the years, currently ninth-grade English. She also serves as the Yearbook Advisor and Chair of the English and Language Department. Davis says the students are her favorite part of the job.

“People are sometimes shocked when I explain that I truly enjoy spending my days with teenagers,” Davis said. “I have met so many incredible students over the years and many of them have gone on to become dear friends. I treasure those friendships and the impact that so many students have had on my life over the years. I also truly love my subject matter, and seeing students learn to appreciate poetry and literature while improving their critical thinking and writing skills just never gets old. Teaching is an exhausting and demanding job, but it comes with incredible rewards in the form of students who reach out to tell you a certain poem reminds them of you, or they read a book you might enjoy, or that they wanted you to know they always felt safe in your classroom. So many students have left a deep and lasting impression on my heart and a piece of me goes with each of them.”

Congratulations to Shannon Davis, GMC Prep School’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!