Recently, two of Clayton’s best made residents proud as they were recognized for contributions in different areas.
Forest Park H.S. World Languages Department Chair and Spanish teacher Tavane Moore was one of seven teachers in the USA (out of 1,500 nominees) who won the Jones New York (JNY), Back to School, Back to Style Contest.
Moore was nominated by former student Le Quach after helping her win a five-month scholarship to study in Mali, Africa. “Señorita Moore has something I believe many people lack within their professions: passion,” states the 2010 graduate in her nomination submission. “… My peers and I have learned … valuable life skills like patience, persistence, and respect. Señorita Moore takes learning beyond the classroom IN the classroom.” Quach is currently studying at the American University in Paris.
Moore’s prizes include: a two-night stay in NYC; a $1,500 JNY Macy’s shopping spree; a head-to-toe makeover; getting “styled” by JNY Style Guy, Lloyd Boston; and participating in a photo shoot. Forest Park H.S. will receive a $1,000 gift card, and Adopt-A-Classroom will donate $500 in supplies to her classroom. “I plan to buy a variety of items that will help me create even more differentiated activities that address my students’ learning styles and foster an environment in which they love learning, no matter the subject,” says Moore.
As if all of that isn’t enough, Moore recently became a published author in the Foreign Language Association of Georgia Journal (Making Comparisons Using Learning Styles), and started a Scholarship Club to help guide students with researching and applying for scholarships and studying abroad.
Support one of Clayton’s top educators by watching Ms. Moore along with other contest winners on The Martha Stewart Show’s special Teacher segment this Wednesday, September, 22 at 10:00 A.M. on the Hallmark Channel.
Additionally, our Solicitor General Tasha Mosely was chosen to be President of the State Solicitors Association. “What we do is make sure that laws are passed that are beneficial to the state of Georgia … making sure that legislation doesn’t hurt us or the victims that we are trying to protect,” says Mosley as per the News-Daily. Congratulations to Solicitor General Mosely, and thanks to both women for making us proud!