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UGA alumnus Chris Canter named 2010 Outstanding Young Educator Honoree

UGA alumnus Chris Canter named 2010 Outstanding Young Educator Honoree


Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia alumnus Chris Canter, a high school English teacher in Marietta, was recently named a 2010 Outstanding Young Educator Honoree by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Design.


The award is given to the top finalists for the award which recognizes the nation’s most innovative and dedicated teachers and administrators under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the lives of their students.


“I tend to be a little more non-traditional than most teachers,” said Canter. “I try to find work that is relevant to the study and interests of each individual student. I aim to reach the whole child, not just their brains. I want to ensure that my students grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Most of all, I focus on the student rather than the subject.”


Canter received his Ed.S. in educational psychology with a focus on gifted and creative education from UGA’s College of Education in 2009.


“My time in the Gifted and Creative Education program gave me the opportunity to reflect on my craft and more than just the content I teach, but to focus on the individual student,” said Canter. “It helped me to dive deeper into my passion for teaching, and to work with wonderful mentors and professionals, such as Dr. Tarek Grantham, who challenged me to continue on a trajectory of improvement and personal development.”


Canter currently teaches English and journalism at Pope High School in Marietta.