A nice article via the Dunwoody Reporter highlighting Dunwoody High School's Teacher of the Year.
Posted by Ellen Eldridge on January 8, 2015.
The 2014 Dunwoody High School Teacher of the Year didn’t start out as a teacher. Lori Vesole earned degrees in communications, Spanish and Latin in 2007, and started her career in the field of nonprofit marketing.
Her experience working with young students showed her the importance of early encouragement. “In working with elementary school students, I saw that if they didn’t get the proper motivation then, they were more likely to drop out or not finish because it was too hard,” she said.
So, instead of pursuing a master’s degree in business administration, as she originally planned, Vesole only looked at teaching programs. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009, and joined the English Department at Dunwoody High School in 2009.
Six years later, she is part of the foundation for programs focused on students who speak English as a second language. This year, Vesole said, these students account for 20 percent of the student body.