Armstrong Graduate Named Teacher of the Year

(Feb. 5, 2014) — Bynikini Frazier, a first grade teacher at Hodge Elementary School in Savannah, was honored as the 2015 Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Teacher of the Year at a special reception on February 4.

Frazier earned a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong in 2010 and will represent Savannah-Chatham Public Schools in the Georgia Teacher of the Year “We are delighted to congratulation Bynikini on this impressive achievement,” said Dr. Patricia Wachholz, dean of Armstrong's College of Education. “As she demonstrates, Armstrong graduates serve as inspiring role models for students and teachers locally and throughout the state.”

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal also recently honored Frazier as one of seven winners in Round Three of the Innovation in Teaching Competition, a recognition opportunity for teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies for the Georgia standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

Frazier is a new teacher advocate at Hodge Elementary School and a mentor teacher for the Teacher Induction Program. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Pi Lambda Theta International Education Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Sara Maier, a special education teacher at Jacob G. Smith Elementary school and one of the four finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award, is also an Armstrong graduate. Of the 51 area educators recognized as semi-finalists, 25 studied Education at Armstrong.