Meet a 2023 School Teacher of the Year: Beth Piccirilli of CCSD Preschool Centers!
Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2023 CCSD Preschool Centers Teacher of the Year Beth Piccirilli!
CCSD Preschool Centers Special Education teacher Beth Piccirilli is a talented educator, whose gifts extend beyond her teaching abilities.
For one of her greatest, according to her principal, is her gift for working with her Oak Grove Preschool students’ families – many of which are families whose special needs children are attending school for the first time.
“She takes the time to listen to families’ concerns about their children and often reassures them that ‘it’s going to be OK,’” Principal Debbie Ritter said. “Beth thoroughly explains the learning differences that the student may have, but also looks for the bright light that the student has within them.”
This action stems from Ms. Piccirilli’s core education belief: “all students are capable of learning.” Parents praise her for showing them this truth and their children’s bright light.
“Ms. Beth has worked wonders with our daughter, and we are eternally grateful for her patience, dedication and always welcoming smile,” a parent shared. “Her unique gifts change the life trajectory for children with disabilities.”
In her own words: “I encourage connection with parents, guardians and family members. The people who live in the child’s home know them best. Clear and honest communication is the best way to get to know more about the student.”
Special thanks to our 2023 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.