IWCS names teacher of the year

Published 1:38 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Isle of Wight County Schools has named Georgie Tyler Middle School teacher Kimberly Miller-Cussick its division-wide 2021-22 teacher of the year.

Miller-Cussick, who was also named Georgie Tyler’s teacher of the year, and the division’s middle school-level teacher of the year, is in her 13th year at GTMS. She currently serves as a special education teacher.

She’s a graduate of Windsor High School and Longwood University. She received her master’s degree in special education from Regent University with an additional certificate as a reading specialist.

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In 1994, she began teaching fourth grade in Newport News. In 2008, she and her family moved back to Windsor, where she became an eighth grade English teacher at the former Windsor Middle School, in the same classroom where she was once a fourth-grade student. Throughout her career, she has taught every grade from preschool through eighth.

As a middle school teacher, she has held several leadership positions, including president of the Booster Club, grade-level chairperson and member of the school leadership team. She resides in Franklin with her husband and two sons.

Katherine McGowan, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at Westside Elementary School, was named the elementary teacher of the year. Jennifer Davis, a math teacher at Windsor High School, was named the division’s high school teacher of the year.