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8/2/2019 Education
Cobb Chamber Honors Local Teachers of the Year

The Cobb Chamber is proud to be celebrating over 30 years of Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH). A salute to education in Cobb County, GOSH events bring educators, students, parents, businesses and community leaders together to honor education through three distinctive events: the Handprint Unveiling Ceremony (Oct. 8), the Teacher of the Year Breakfast (Oct. 29) and Teacher of the Year Pep Rally (Oct. 29).

At the Handprint Unveiling Ceremony on Oct.8, the Cobb Chamber will uncover the handprints of the Cobb County and Marietta City system-wide Teachers of the Year with a crowd of students, colleagues and members of the community. The public is invited to attend this event at The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in historic Marietta Square, as the two honored teachers will be the 31st pair to leave their handprint legacy on the Teacher Walk of Honor.

Continuing the salute to education, the breakfast and pep rally on Tuesday, Oct. 29 honors all Cobb County and Marietta City and post-secondary Teachers of the Year at Roswell Street Baptist Church. The day starts with an invitation-only breakfast for the teachers, principals and guests followed by a public pep rally, where more than 2,000 local students cheer on their favorite teacher of the year. Attendees enjoy entertainment through dance and musical productions from our local schools.

Ed Voyles Automotive Group, Inc. will cap off the celebration by presenting the District Teacher of the Year for Marietta City Schools and Cobb County School District’s elementary, middle and high school top Teachers of the Year a one-year lease on a new car of their choice from their family of dealerships. The cars will be presented at the Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast on Nov. 4, bringing the GOSH events to a close. 

Through the years, the GOSH program has motivated the community to take an active role in Cobb’s public school systems and has attracted attention to the quality of education in Cobb County. Dating back to 1988, GOSH has become one of the largest events honoring local teachers of the year, celebrating more than 130 teachers here in Cobb County.

The Presenting Sponsor for GOSH is Ed Voyles Automotive Group, Inc. Doctorate Level sponsors for this event are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cobb County School District Event Services, The Elf on the Shelf, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, LGE Community Credit Union, and SCANA Energy. A complete list of sponsors can be found at

For more information, visit or contact Jani Dix at 770-859-2335 or [email protected].