The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is proud to announce its annual community recognition program – the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards. We believe the very best of the best are worth honoring and giving them the recognition they deserve. This will be a moment of significant pride for the honoree, their family and school.
Margaret Garth is a hardworking and compassionate educator, who enjoys connecting with and challenging her students.
Entering her seventh year as an English teacher at Chattahoochee High School, she is one of the go-to leaders for all things literature and composition. She is unafraid to push her students to tackle a difficult text and is passionate about teaching them how to write effectively.
The University of Mississippi graduate, who has both a bachelor’s in English education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the institution, gives lessons outside of the classroom, too. Each summer, she travels to Europe with her students to help them understand and experience different cultures.
In addition to serving as the Senior Class Council sponsor and the chairperson for Chattahoochee’s School Governance Council, she also extends her services to Buckhead Church’s high school ministry, InsideOut, as a mentor to teen girls.
When Garth isn’t coaching the youth at her school and community, she’s hanging out with her family. She loves cheering on the Atlanta United team at games and spending just about each day with her sister Mary Dilworth, who is also an English teacher at Chattahoochee.