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Bibb County Schools names 2019-20 'Teacher of the Year'

Mark Robinson from W.S. Hutching’s College and Career Academy has led students in the classroom and in culinary endeavors

MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County School District announced its teacher of the year on Thursday.

Mark Robinson from W.S. Hutchings' College and Career Academy was named the 2020 teacher of the year as part of the school district’s annual Convocation.

According to a release from the school district, the title means that Robinson can be considered for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

The release says Robinson has led students in the classroom and in catering endeavors with an on-campus restaurant operated by students called Compass Rose Café.

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Autumn Taylor from Elam Alexander Academy won runner-up for the award.

The school district also named Alexander II Magnet School’s Leslie Lowe Brown, Howard Middle School’s Jonilyn Browning and Howard High School’s John Sweat as finalists.

The school-level winners, Media Specialist of the Year and Counselor of the Year were also recognized as part of Convocation

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