Mitchell County High School Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
Martha Borra has taught advanced science at MCHS for the past nine years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Vanitha-Osmania University and her Specialist degree from Columbus State University. From a young age, Ms. Borra wanted to become a teacher for the purpose of helping children feel comfortable asking questions and mastering difficult topics. She has received extensive training in the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program, which helps teachers implement components of engineering, computer science, and biomedical science into the classroom. Ms. Borra stated that “…teaching is the noblest profession as we prepare students to face a complex and competitive world. We teach students the basics skills of life and how to be successful.”
2016-2017 Mitchell County High School Teacher of the Year
Mr. Zeigler has taught health and special education at MCHS for the past four years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and Master’s degree from Valdosta State University. Mr. Zeigler’s family’s career choice is education and he decided to continue the tradition of being an educator. He feels his greatest contribution to education is making a positive impact on each and every student. He completed certification as a National Board teacher in 2013. Mr. Zeigler is a member of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and has received training in the Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA), Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) initiative and Reading Horizons. Mr. Zeigler was also appointed as the MCHS head baseball coach, MCHS assistant football coach, and physical activity coordinator at Three O’clock Rock, an after-school program. In the community, he has been an active member/alumnus of Kappa Alpha Order – Zeta Kappa Chapter and d was named Alumnus of the Year in 2014. Mr. Zeigler stated that “Teaching is a career that can be defined as a personal responsibility to further perpetuate the success of our society as a whole.” When educating students, it is very important to remember that students come from all different types of backgrounds and it is the role of the teacher to create a learning environment in which all students are given an equal opportunity to learn and be successful.