The Fayette County Teacher of the Year is Flat Rock's Christina Rufenacht!
Christina Rufenacht is the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) educator at Flat Rock Middle School. After completing her secondary education as a Starr's Mill Panther, Rufenacht earned a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Languages from Georgia Tech before completing her Masters in the Art of Teaching Special Education and Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership from Valdosta State University. Rufenacht's career began as a high school Spanish teacher in the Metro Atlanta area before moving home to Fayette County. As Flat Rock's ESOL teacher, Rufenacht instructs sheltered English courses and collaborates with content teachers to meet the diverse needs of students as they learn English alongside the culture of a new country. Outside of the classroom, Rufenacht, along with her husband Jacob, invest their time raising two forever kids and fostering children.
"It is an incredible honor to be recognized as Fayette County's teacher of the year. Fayette is my home. This school system is where I received my high school diploma, where my children attend school, and I cannot imagine a better place to do what I love, teach. Our schools have some of the most inspiring, hardworking, and dedicated teachers and so it is a true thrill to represent everything our team does for our students every day." -Christina Rufenacht