Stephanie McMillan: Creekside Teacher of the Year
Mrs. McMillan joined the Baldwin County School District in 2004 at the Early Learning Center teaching Pre-K students. She is currently teaching first grade at Creekside Elementary. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College, and an educational specialist from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. McMillan has certifications in Gifted Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
What were the factors that influenced you to become a teacher?
"As a young girl, I dreamed of being just like my second grade teacher! She was amazing! She always had kind words, smiles, and hugs. She was so positive and encouraging and always found the time to talk to just me! In high school, I had teachers that inspired me here in Baldwin County: John Freeman, Lily Grimes, Dinah Peevy, and Teresa Barnes. I was inspired by them because they believed in me, formed a relationship with me, and had the highest of expectations from me. They took the time to talk to me and help me through class and through life."