Andrea Lott Named GAYC Teacher of the Year
Date: January 23, 2015 br>
The Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) named Andrea Lott as their 2014 Teacher of the Year. Lott is an adjunct instructor for the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Athens Technical College.
Two and four-year colleges across Georgia nominated instructors for this award. Lott was nominated by Leslie Malanoski, an Early Childhood Care and Education instructor at Athens Technical College.
“Mrs. Lott continues to be committed to children and their education as demonstrated by her willingness to teach pre-service teachers at the technical college level,” said Malanoski. “She is an excellent teacher and is able to offer her students a wealth of experience and knowledge that will benefit their careers.”
Lott started her teaching career in 1974 in Douglas, Ga. Since then she has taught pre-k, first grade, fifth grade, and special education. Lott earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood from Ball State University and several master’s degrees and a specialist degree in education areas from Valdosta State University. She is also a certified Child Care Resource and Referral Trainer.
In addition to teaching as an adjunct instructor at Athens Technical College, Lott currently serves as the Children’s Ministry Director for Antioch Christian Church in Watkinsville, Ga. Lott and her husband Steve live in Bishop, Ga. They have two daughters – Stephanie Lott, hairstylist at A Lafera Beauty Salon in Athens, Ga., and Susan Stancil, principal at Malcolm Bridge Elementary School in Watkinsville, Ga.
The Early Childhood Care and Education program at Athens Technical College offers several pathways for students seeking careers with childcare centers and pre-k programs. Students have options to earn a certificate, diploma, and associate degree.
Photo caption: Andrea Lott, Early Childhood Care and Education instructor, works with a group of students at the Athens Community Career Academy.