Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

Teachers of the Year

Superintendent Bonner is proud to announce the Seminole County building and system teachers of the year. The system teacher of the year and middle/high school teacher of the year is Cadie Mills. Superintendent Bonner says "Mrs. Mills is very deserving of this honor and I am very proud of her dedication to teaching and her students. She will represent the Seminole County School System well when she attends the Teacher of the Year banquet in Atlanta next spring." Principal Brinson Register echoes these sentiments, adding, "Mrs. Mills goes above and beyond to help our students to achieve and be successful."

Mrs. Mills began teaching in 1993 in her hometown of Douglas, Georgia at Coffee High School. She taught a variety of subjects within the field of Social Studies for five years until she married Mr. Hal Mills in 1998. After they married, they moved to Kennesaw, Georgia, where she continued to teach in Cherokee County. After three years teaching eighth grade social studies, she returned to secondary education at Woodstock High School. After seven years in the Atlanta area, they decided they were ready to move back to South Georgia. They moved to Bainbridge in 2005, at which time she says she was fortunate to get a job at Seminole County Middle High School. Mrs. Mills states, "During my 19 years as an educator, I have been able to work with wonderful people, however, I think some of the very best are right here in Donalsonville. I continue to be thankful for extraordinary peers, students, administrators, and parents."

Pictured with the Seminole County School System Teacher of the Year are principal Brinson Register, assistant superintendent Corene Hamilton, Seminole County School System and Seminole County Middle/High School Teacher of the Year Cadie Mills, and superintendent M. Bonner.

The building Teacher of the Year is nominated by and voted on by her peers. The system Teacher of the Year is chosen from the 2 building Teachers of the Year based on the scoring of an essay written by each building Teacher of the Year, which is then scored by 3 outside judges. The System Teacher of the Year then represents the system in Atlanta at the state-wide Teacher of the Year banquet, held at the Georgia Aquarium. The elementary and middle/high Teacher of the Year will both be recognized and honored at the November 14 board of education meeting, as well as the annual March Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Assistant superintendent Corene Hamilton, along with superintendent Bonner, proudly announced Millie Rambeau as the elementary building Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Bonner stated, "Mrs. Rambeau is an outstanding teacher and is very deserving of this honor, bestowed on her by her peers. It is an honor to work with her." Principal Renea Pierce added, "It is indeed a pleasure to work with Mrs. Rambeau at Seminole County Elementary School. She has taught fifth grade and kindergarten. Mrs. Rambeau serves as an ambassador in the school and the community. She represents SCES well in everything she does. I am proud to serve as her principal. I consider Mrs. Rambeau a friend and a colleague."

Millie Rambeau is the third child and the third daughter of Willie B. Smith, Sr. and Millie D. Smith. She was born in Blakely, Georgia. She has seven siblings. She is a 1982 graduate of Early County High School. On May 10, 1989, she was married to a well-known concerned citizen of Seminole County, John Wesley Rambeau, Sr. who loved, supported, inspired, and encouraged her to continue her education. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and in 2003 she earned a Master’s Degree, both in Education from Troy State University. She has taught 15 years in the public school system. She taught in Calhoun County, Arlington, Georgia for 3 years and in the Seminole County School system for 12 years. She is currently a teacher at Seminole County Elementary School here in Donalsonville.

She is a life member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

She has been a pastor in the A.M.E. Church for 28 years. Presently, she serves as pastor of the Live Oak African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a member of the Seminole County Ministerial Association and a life member of the Seminole County NAACP Branch 51A1. She has completed a total of 80 hour certification courses for new, non-attorney magistrates at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center in Athens, Georgia. On February 24, 2011, she was appointed by Chief Magistrate/Probate Judge Amos John Sheffield with the consent of the Superior Court Judges, Chief Judge Joe C. Bishop and Judge Ronnie Joe Lane as the assistant Magistrate Judge of Seminole County.

Proudly pictured with Mrs. Rambeau are Assistant Superintendent Corene Hamilton, Seminole County Elementary School principal Renea Pierce, Seminole County Elementary School building Teacher of the Year Millie Rambeau, and superintendent Bonner.