By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer
Jeffrey Rowser, who was named Morgan County’s System Teacher of the Year, was recognized by the Board of Education (BOE) at their regularly meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. Rowser spent a great majority of his Thanksgiving holiday working on his application for Georgia Teacher of the Year. “This is a great place to work. I’m very excited about what we are looking forward to down the road philosophically as a school system. I’m very lined up with what you’re talking about and I mention some of those things in my application for Georgia Teacher of the Year,” explained Rowser. Morgan County High School (MCHS) Principal Jim Malanowski was excited to speak on behalf of Rowser and his accomplishments. “I feel like I’m standing next to the next Georgia Teacher of the Year,” said Malanowski. Rowser thanked the BOE and his colleagues for the opportunity to represent Morgan County. “I’m very humbled to do it…back in the day my basketball coach used to tell us, ‘you don’t play to play, you play to win.’ I hope I can bring positive recognition to the Morgan County School System,” stated Rowser. The 2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced at the state banquet in May 2015. “We look forward to you representing us and we wish you all the best,” said BOE Chairman Nelson Hale.