Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dunwoody High School honors Ms. Debra Hodge after Thirty Two years of Service.


Please join the Math Dept to honor Ms Hodge
Thurs Nov 15th
4 pm - 6 pm
DHS Auditorium

In 1989, Debra Hodge moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Atlanta and was immediately hired by DeKalb County Schools. She was assigned to then Peachtree Junior High School. While at Peachtree, she was appointed Math Department Chairperson, she was trained by the County to become a Teacher Support Specialist, and was voted Teacher of the Year in 1996. Debra transferred to Dunwoody High School in 1999. Since arriving at Dunwoody, she has been sophomore class sponsor, JV football cheerleader coach, JV and Varsity basketball cheerleader coaches, and is presently the senior class sponsor. In 2005 she was voted "Teacher of the Year" at Dunwoody. Up until last year, she has scheduled students to sing or play on their instruments the National Anthem at all home varsity basketball games, and she has been in charge of the Senior Night for the basketball team.  She has tutored countless students of her own and students preparing for the Graduation Test. Debra Hodge has supported many of the team sports and is known for wearing her red hat at the games. Over the years she has mentored new teachers, students, and athletics. The results of her passion for teaching with high expectations for her students have yielded her students to either come back to visit or written emails proclaiming to let her know how well they performed in their college math classes. As well as being inspirational in their everyday life.

Debra Hodge wrestled with the decision about when she should retire because she loves her job, her co-workers and many of her students! On November 30, 2012 it will be "so hard to say good-bye to yesterday."

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