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Kinchafoonee Primary School’s 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Sherry Turoski

Mrs. Sherry Turoski is a teacher at Kinchafoonee Primary School with 24 years of experience.  She taught music and second grade out of county her first two years.  The next 18 years were spent in third grade at Twin Oaks Elementary.  Mrs. Turoski then asked to move to kindergarten so she could instill the love of learning in her students before they formed opinions about school.  She earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southwestern State University and her M.Ed in Literacy.

Mrs. Turoski has been married to Bill for 34 years.  They have a son, Taylor, and a daughter, Emma.  Both are Lee County Honor graduates.  Taylor recently graduated from UGA, and Emma will begin there in the fall.

Mrs. Turoski’s philosophy since college has been, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  She gives hugs and cheers them on with each new accomplishment! She feels that kindergarteners need to move, dance, sing, exercise, and have fun on a daily basis.  They work hard, but she is always trying to come up with a new way to do things better…to learn things easier.  Mrs. Turoski wants to convince her young kiddos that learning is lifelong so they will never quit.  Learning to read, write, and do math in kindergarten is certainly a process, but is that not what life is all about? Gerard Straub said, “Life is a process, not a principle, a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.”  Enjoy the process!

KPS is proud to announce Mrs. Turoski as Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023!