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Pursuit of Excellence Award Winners for November

Updated: Dec 9, 2022





Congratulations to the following employees who are the November 2022 recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the Baldwin County School District.



Marcus Andrews

Behavior Interventionist at Midway Hills Primary


Mr. Andrews is new to the Baldwin County School district. Working in his first

year as a Behavior Interventionist at Midway Hills Primary, he has already established

himself as a model of excellence. Mr. Andrews was nominated by his colleague,

Mandy Hopkins.


Mrs. Hopkins had the following to say: “Mr. Andrews is new to

our school this year but that has not stopped him from making connections with our staff

and our students and working hard to get to know everyone. He has 'jumped right in'

and began building relationships with everyone. He checks in with teachers and

students each day and makes sure that everyone knows that he is available to help in

any way. Recently, he asked to visit my classroom and read a book to my class. He was

engaging and shared his background in the Navy and showed the children all the places

he has visited around the world while in the military. Midway Hills Primary is certainly blessed to have Mr. Andrews on our team, and we can already see the positive impact he is making.”


Mr. Andrews, thank you for being a shining example of excellence!



Lakessia Webb

Special Education Paraprofessional at Lakeview Academy


Ms. Webb is relatively new to the Baldwin County School district, working almost a year

as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Lakeview Academy. In her short time with the Baldwin County School District, she has already established herself as a model of excellence. Ms. Webb was nominated by her colleague, Amanda Goldberg.


Ms. Goldberg had the following to say: “Ms. Webb has been a PEC paraprofessional at Lakeview Academy since the winter of last school year. She jumped in with both feet and seamlessly fit into our PEC family. Ms. Webb goes above and beyond to make sure all the needs of her students are met. She is a problem solver and is always looking for new ways to differentiate instruction. She has built great relationships with each of her students. Students love her because she is kind and fun. They all know that she cares for them. Ms. Webb is an asset to Lakeview Academy.”


Ms. Webb, thank you for being the epitome of excellence!



Charlotte Sills

3rd Grade Teacher at Midway Hills Academy


Ms. Sills has been working for the Baldwin County School District for 27 years and

currently works as a 3rd Grade Teacher at Midway Hills Academy. Ms. Sills was

nominated by her colleague, Yvonne Thompson.


Ms. Thompson had the following to say: “Charlotte Sills works tirelessly to create a loving and accepting environment at Midway Hills Academy for our students and our faculty/staff. She always puts the needs of others before her own. She is a wonderful math teacher and wants all of the students that she teaches to be successful. Her enthusiasm for math is contagious to all around her. She daily challenges her students to think creatively in their math activities. She has a wonderful heart and wants everyone around her to love our school, staff and students. She is the best coworker a person could ask for. If you need anything to make your lesson successful she will offer any support or supplies to help you. She encourages our staff to lift each other up. It is a blessing to work alongside such a bright light. Thank you, Mrs. Sills, for all you do to make Midway Hills Academy a great place to work!”


Ms. Sills, thank you for modeling excellence!




Dennis Holsey

7th Grade Social Studies/ELA Teacher at Georgia College Early College


Mr. Holsey has worked for the Baldwin County School District for over a year. He

currently works as a 7th Grade Teacher at Georgia College Early College. Mr. Holsey

was nominated by his colleague, Cully Hollinshead.


Mr. Hollinshead had the following to say: “ Dennis goes above and beyond his call of duty in teaching and preparing these kids. He does not just teach Social Studies. He prepares his students as leaders in society and makes relevant connections to their cultures. He celebrates differences in the classroom by having his students stand in confidence as they present oral projects and discussions representing their new knowledge and individualism. The kids respect him because they have deep bonds with him. He is what you call the "warm-demander" setting high expectations for his students, yet caring for them on deep and personal levels that shift the trajectory of their lives. Dennis is a friend, not just a coworker. He is always willing to help, sacrifice time, and lead his team.”


Mr. Holsey, thank you for being a model of excellence!






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