Calhoun High School is pleased to introduce Mrs. Allison Eubanks, 2013-2014 System Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Eubanks teaches English at CHS and serves in multiple leadership roles in the building. She is respected by her peers as evidenced by them voting her Teacher of the Year and she is loved by her students. Her philosophy of teaching is student-centered. Of teaching she says, " I think the true challenge of teaching lies with figuring out how to get each student to willingly partake in the learning process, because a child will never learn something he or she won’t do. I do not measure my success by my test scores – I measure my success by the individual growth in my kids, and when you do this, test score happen…". This philosophy translates into an energy and passion that makes a difference in the lives of her students. A former student said of Mrs. Eubanks: "She is one of the hardest teachers I ever had and she pushed me way past what I thought I was capable of. I thinks that is what makes her a good teacher, she'll see stuff in a kid that the kid doesn't see in his or her self, then she won't stop until the kids sees it too. She gives kids a confidence in their own abilities that you cannot put a price on."
Calhoun City Schools' 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Cindy Futch. Cindy is highly respected by her peers and was nominated because "she helps and encourages all students to be successful." She is extremely passionate about writing and has worked tirelessly to improve writing abilities of middle school students. Mrs. Futch has also established close working relationships with CHS English Language Arts teachers to ensure a smooth transition for our 8th graders as they prepare and progress into high school. Mrs. Futch is an excellent role model and the excitement she brings to the classroom is not only witnessed by students, but also admired by fellow educators. “In order to be a successful teacher/leader you must not only have passion for what you teach, but you also must possess a compassion for those you attempt to inspire and that most certainly means building a positive relationship with parents and the community.” Following in the footsteps of her father, former Teacher of the Year, Charlie Chadwick, these are words spoken by the 2015 System Level Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Cindy Futch. Congratulations Mrs. Futch!