My School Wins Best Independent School in Georgia! Go Westwood!

It is an honor to be working at the 2010-2011 GISA School of the Year, Westwood Schools. The Georgia Independent School Association gives an award to the school with the most wins across all areas of competition. 

It is a point system and only one award is given for all divisions. We are a Single A school and yet, we have won the award!

I can't help it, you have to let me brag! I don't do this much, but today, I'm dripping with pride.

We are celebrating the 40 years of Westwood and this is a fitting way to celebrate this year.

I am very proud to be a graduate of Westwood and a teacher and parent here as well. Over half of my life has been spent here. We may be small and many dismiss us because we are in a rural location. Many of our students (and teachers) have dirt under our fingernails from work on the farm. When we need something, we raise the money – and there's never enough money, really.
We have had some tough times, most recently when a charter school opened up and recruited many of our students. But we are here and back up over 400.

This is a great school and it is wonderful to see the school and all the people who work so hard here being recognized. We have great coaches, students, parents and especially teachers. Are we perfect – no. Are we great – YES!

I can't hide my Wildcat pride.

We Have 2 Jobs Open Right Now
Oh, by the way, we have 2 openings right now in our language arts department that happened during the last week. (Grades 6-9 are open.)  We're located in Camilla, Georgia and you can email your resume to If you want to get rich teaching, I wouldn't apply. If you want a rich life, you're welcome to join us in our tiny town of beautiful people and hard work.

To Learn More About My School:
Wildcat Facebook Fan Page
Westwood TV on YouTube
Westwood Twitter Account
Westwood News Blog

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Abderisak Adam May 5, 2011 - 3:57 pm

It seems like you really enjoy teaching at your school. Can’t seem to find such teachers here in Sweden.


coolcatteacher May 5, 2011 - 7:28 pm

There are good teachers everywhere. They are often quiet. It is a tough job and I have my days – even today was a tough one for many reasons. No school is perfect but one should have pride where they are, if possible.

Dana Huff May 6, 2011 - 12:34 am

Congratulations to you and your school! We’re in GISA, and I didn’t know about this award. This is great news for you all.

coolcatteacher May 6, 2011 - 1:04 am

We didn’t either!, we found out mid year that we were in the running. I think usually some larger schools win this. Which school is yours? Are you in misbo?

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Zamre01 May 6, 2011 - 7:37 am

Really enjoy.
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Barbara Evans-Long May 6, 2011 - 9:49 am


Buy Essay May 7, 2011 - 6:02 am

Congratulations on your school’s achievement.It is a team work.

Jeff Stanzler May 8, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Congratulations to you and your school, Vicki!

Thanks for the note about your openings…I’ll try to steer a couple of our newly-minted teachers your way. What a cool thing it would be for a new teacher to have you as a colleague!

coolcatteacher May 9, 2011 - 12:04 am

That would be great! Of course, we’re in the middle of nowhere! I think they’d just find, I’m a regular average every day teacher. ;-)

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