The Mission of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the advancement of quality social studies teaching for Georgia students.

The Vision of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to prepare students to be knowledgeable, effective decision makers and engaged citizens in a globally interdependent world.

Awards

 

2016  Awards

Chris Cannon- President GCSS; Geri Lynn Flanary (Gwinnett County Schools) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator; and Eddie Bennett - Executive Director GCSS

 

Chris Cannon - President GCSS; Kim Weston - Social Studies Coordinator, DeKalb County Schools; Jason Butler (DeKalb Early College Academy) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator; and Eddie Bennett - Executive Director GCSS.

 

Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Joe Feinberg (Georgia State University) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator 2016; Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director

 

Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Jeff Burns (Ola High School) Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator 2016; Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director

 

Massie Heritage Center, Savannah
Chris Cannon - GCSS President;   Ayela Khuro, Chris Mercer and Rachel Bradshaw of the Massie Heritage Center; and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
 
 
Chris Cannon - GCSS President; Jesse Evans (Cedar Shoals High School) - Teacher of Promise Award Winner 2016,  and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
 
 
 
Chris Cannon, Brittany Upshaw (Peek's Chapel Elementary School) - Teacher of Promise Award Winner 2016; and Eddie Bennett - GCSS Executive Director
 

2015  Awards

GCSS President Tammy Ponder, Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator Brian Sirmans of Lanier County and GCSS Executive Director Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator Mike Savage of Gwinnett County, and Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, State YMCA Executive Director Dr. Randall Trammell receiving the "Friend of Social Studies Award, and Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator Dr. Margaret Duncan of Henry County, and Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator Ashley Goodrich of Oconee County and Eddie Bennett

 

Mike Savage, Gwinnett County; Ashley Goodrich, Oconee County; Brian Sirmans, Lanier County; and Dr. Margaret Duncan, Henry County.

 

Tammy Ponder, Teacher of Promise Kerry Moore of Fayette County and Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, Gwen Hutcheson, Diane Sloan and Eddie Bennett

 

Tammy Ponder, Glen Blankenship and Eddie Bennett.  Dr. Blankenship was recognized for 16 years of outstanding service as the GCSS Historian

 

Gwen Hutcheson, namesake of the Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator Award with daughters Kim Pruitt (L) and Wilma Hutcheson-Williams (R).

 

Ernie Lee, 2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year

 

Glen Blankenship bidding a fond farewell after 16 years as the GCSS Historian

 

Retiring GCSS Conference Coordinator Diane Sloan recognized by the Classic Center and GCSS for 11 years of outstanding service.

 

2014  Awards

Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator, Becky DeLass, elementary teacher Cobb County School District

 

Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator, Regina Holland, middle school teacher Henry County Schools

 

Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator, Dr. Mickey Boyd, high school teacher Pelham City Schools

 

Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator, Chris Cannon, Fayette County Schools

 

Dr. Kathy Wright, Berryman Service Award Recipient for 2014

 

2014 Georgia Gilder Lehrman Outstanding History Teacher Award presented by Dr. Margaret Duncan to Nina Kimball, Henry County School District

 

Georgia Civic Educator of the Year presented  by Randell Trammell to Alisha Gaston  of Lowndes Middle School

 

Pam Knauer of Houston County accepting the Social Studies Supervisor of the Year Award

 

Becky Ryckeley of Fayette County accepting the Social Studies Supervisor of the Year Award

 

2014 Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educators:  Front-  Regina Holland, Becky DeLass and award namesake Gwen Hutcheson.  Back- Mickey Boyd and Chris Cannon

 

 

GWEN HUTCHESON OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR

PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE

GCSS AWARD WINNERS SINCE 1981

GLASS OUTSTANDING SUPERVISOR

SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER OF PROMISE