(Atlanta, GA) — Popular Heard High School journalism and economics teacher Mr. Paul D. Mixon was honored Friday at the Georgia International Convention Center where he was named the Runner-Up Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Mixon was one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year announced in April by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.
The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants who were selected by their representative school districts.
Mixon was accompanied at the event by Heard County School Superintendent Jerry Prince, HHS Principal Rodney Kay, and his wife Tiffany.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by others in your profession,” Mixon said Friday evening.
“All of the finalists were unbelievably gifted educators. To be selected as the runner-up from that group is beyond surreal.”
Amanda Miliner, a fourth grade teacher from Miller Elementary in Warner Robins, was been named the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
As Teacher of the Year, Miliner will serve as an advocate for public education in Georgia.
In the event she is unable to fulfill any of her duties, Mixon will stand in for her.
Mixon has been a teacher at HHS for 11 years and has received numerous local accolades as both Teacher of the Year and Star Teacher.