Anticipation filled the room as Troup County School System employees and friends gathered for the annual Teacher of the Year reception at Del’Avant Event Center. In the end, the honor was given to Kayla Yeargin, a ninth grade Accelerated Algebra I and Algebra I teacher at Troup County Comprehensive High School.
When entering Yeargin’s classroom, one can feel the warmth and open environment she has built with her students. They freely come to her with questions and enjoy the relevant lessons that she provides to help them learn about advanced mathematical concepts.
On the day when out-of-system judges observed Yeargin, students teamed in pairs of two and while using Chromebooks, played each other in pool. The object of the lesson was more than a game, it was for her students to win using mathematical reasoning.
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