SMS Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Marcie Gay. She is a native of Emanuel County and a graduate of Swainsboro High School. She attended Georgia College and State University to receive her degree in Middle Grades Education. Mrs. Gay has been teaching on Tiger Trail for nearly 20 years. She spent eight years at Swainsboro Elementary, teaching both 4th and 5th grade. For the last twelve years, Mrs. Gay has been teaching at Swainsboro Middle School. She has taught Social Studies in 6th and 7th grade and currently teaches 8th grade Language Arts. She is a sponsor for Jr. Beta Club. Mrs. Gay is married to Richie Gay of Millen. They have 3 sons: Lincoln, Logan, and Landon. Pictured with Mrs. Gay is Dr. Willie Gibson.