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GSES Teacher of the Year, Karen Darroch, Chosen as HCS Elementary Teacher of the Year

Greystone Elementary teacher of the year, Karen Darroch, was recently selected as Hoover City Schools Elementary teacher of the year. Ms. Darroch serves as Technology Integration Coach for multiple Hoover City Schools: Greystone ES; Bluff Park ES; and Deer Valley ES. She joined Hoover City Schools in the summer of 2009 as a 4th grade teacher at Green Valley Elementary School. In 2012, Darroch was one of two teachers in HCS to pilot a 1:1 technology initiative. Seeing the potential for individualized learning, she transformed her classroom into a student-driven, inquiry-based creative environment. From the outset, Darroch emphasized to her students the power of technology – both in terms of personal responsibility and digital citizenry. We are so proud of Mrs. Darroch for this accomplishment and so thankful for the many ways she supports our teachers and students.