Clermont Teacher in Round 5 of “America’s Favorite Teacher” Competition

1.1 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Clermont Teacher in Round 5 of “America’s Favorite Teacher” Competition

1.1 min read| Published On: May 2nd, 2024|

Callie Godwin, a 4th grade teacher at Aurelia Cole Academy in Clermont, is making waves in the education community as she competes for the title of “America’s Favorite Teacher.” With the potential to win $25,000, a trip to Hawaii, and a feature in Reader’s Digest, Callie is sharing her inspiring journey and seeking support from the community.

The next round of eliminations ends this evening so be sure to vote quickly! Vote here –

Callie’s path to teaching began over 12 years ago when she started working at a school for autism, igniting her passion for making a difference in students’ lives.

“It’s been an incredible journey,” Callie says. “I’ve witnessed my students’ personalities shine and their love for learning flourish. Regardless of the competition, it’s been super humbling to make it this far.”

Callie’s nomination for “America’s Favorite Teacher” came as a surprise recommendation from a colleague, sending her into a competition with over 74,000 teachers across America. After several rounds, Callie has advanced to round 5, showcasing her dedication and impact as an educator.

“My main takeaway from this journey is the incredible impact of those who have poured into me, from my own supportive teachers to colleagues and mentors,” Callie says. “I strive to make learning enjoyable and meaningful for my students, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring together everything I’ve learned along the way.”

Callie invites the community to rally behind her and show support for educators who make a difference in students’ lives every day.

To learn more about Callie’s story, follow her on Facebook or Instagram.

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography, and video editing. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and produces Style Magazine's Sports Hub Podcast and the Healthy Living Podcast. She also produces for Beacon College’s Telly Award-winning PBS show, “A World of Difference.” When she isn’t working, Cindy loves traveling the National Parks with her husband , Ryan, and son, David, photographing wildlife.

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