Congratulations to Debby Cothern – this year’s Chets Creek Teacher of the Year! Debby is a looping Kindergarten-First Grade Teacher who was one of the first to pioneer co-teaching in our building. Debby's mom, Barbara Ellis (pictured below with Principal Susan Phillips), is also on staff at Chets! We like to keep it in the family! Debby and her teaching partner, sister-in-law Michelle Ellis, were also one of the first teams to embrace live video streaming and have regularly streamed lessons to the Schultz Center. Debby has also been featured in several America's Choice training videos that are used across the United States for professional development. Debby and Michelle will be highlighted once again this year by video streaming live to the Literacy Leaders who are leading the roll out of the new reading adoption. Debby is currently a Literacy Coach and has long been a Team Leader at Chets Creek. This year she represents her grade level on the Leadership Team. Debby has that quiet strength that is so important to a well balanced team. She is reflective, a true professional, and always steps up to lead her team to do the right thing. At a school of super stars, Debby will represent the depth and quality of this faculty well. Congratulations Debby Cothern – the BEST of the best!