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“Some people would not get a lesson, and she would teach them again,” said fourth-grade student Ryley. “They would get it the next time.”
Another one of Wadsworth’s students, Christopher, said he did well in third grade not only because of her teaching style, but she also helped him grow and mature. He also said Wadsworth has a fun side.
“She gets all fired up toward the end of the year because of tug-a-war at field day,” he said. “She wants to win tug-a-war. She doesn’t like to lose.”
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Wadsworth has been teaching for more than 20 years. She said some of the success she’s had in the classroom comes from the support she receives from her fellow teachers and from the school district.
“I think Cobb is a great place because even though it is a really big district, it feels small in the way they give teachers a voice,” she said. “They treat us like we are the experts who really know what’s best for students. They take our input. They work really closely with classroom teachers and principals to make sure what we feel is best for our students actually happens.”
Wadsworth will now move on to be considered in the Georgia Teacher of the Year competition.
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