Kinchafoonee Primary School’s 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Rebecca Griffin Mrs. Rebecca Griffin is a teacher at Kinchafoonee Primary School with 6 years of
experience. She taught Kindergarten her first year at Lake Park in Dougherty County. The next 5
years have been spent on the second-grade hall of KPS. She earned both her B.S. and M.Ed. in
Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern State University. She originally went to
school to be a medical coder and graduated with her Registered Health Information Technician
certification, but God lead her back to her true passion, teaching; something she has always
wanted to do, even as a little girl.
Mrs. Griffin is from Kennesaw, GA graduating from North Cobb High School. While Lee
County is not her hometown, she has planted her roots here. She has been married to Devin for 5
years. They have a daughter, Lakynn (3), and a son, Grady (2). Lakynn will start her PreK year
this fall. She is a dedicated wife and mom who loves her immediate and extended family so
much. She has an identical twin who often gets confused of being Mrs. Griffin.
Mrs. Griffin’s teaching philosophy is, “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”
She wants to instill that being a good person is more than anything you will ever learn in her
classroom. She wants the little minds of her students to learn, but to grow into loving individuals
who become lights for others. She wants her students to remember her fun-loving personality
who is down for all the dress up days. She wants her students’ parents to feel as if their child is in
a safe and loving environment each and every day, where their teacher would do anything for
them inside and outside the classroom. She wants her light to shine not only on her students but
on her colleagues as well. She is a strong advocate of spreading sunshine around KPS. Be a
Light for all to see. Matthew 5:16 KPS is proud to announce Mrs. Griffin as Teacher of the Year for 2023-2024!