Each year, schools in the Thomas County School System nominate a digital learning star teacher. These teachers have gone above and beyond to implement the effective use of technology in classroom instruction at both the school and district level. Melissa Artz, a seventh grade teacher at Thomas County Middle School, was selected as the district’s 4th annual winner.
“Thanks in large part to E-SPLOST funding and other grants we have received, the Thomas County School System has made significant investments in technology for our students and teachers,” said Lindsay Thompson, director of digital learning and media services for schools in Thomas County. . “Our star digital learning teachers are some of the best at using technology in the classroom with their students and helping other teachers with various digital tools. We believe in recognizing teachers who use technology to create transformative learning experiences for their students”
“With information at our fingertips and ever-advancing technology, it’s critical that we not only use technology in the classroom often, but also that we use it effectively and efficiently,” Artz said. “As a digital citizen myself, I can help students recognize safe digital practices and understand the importance of learning how to properly use available technology.”
Additionally, Ms. Artz received a laptop computer courtesy of Trafera and will be attending a statewide technology conference in the fall.