Karen Truesdale/T-U School System
Melody Gaskins, a 1st grade teacher at Upson-Lee South Elementary, has been chosen as the 2013-2014 Thomaston-Upson School System Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Gaskins was selected for the system honor by a panel of school and community judges. Areas of judging included a written application, classroom observation, and a personal interview. Mrs. Gaskins will represent the Thomaston-Upson School System in the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year competition. ULSE 1st grade teacher Melody Gaskins (kneeling, center) celebrates her selection as the 2014 Thomaston-Upson School System Teacher of the Year with her 1st grade students. Also pictured are School Superintendent Dr. Maggie Shook (back right), ULSE Principal Dr. LaSharon McClain (back left), and Parapro Pam Baxter (back middle).