Two Oglethorpe Alumni Named Teachers of the Year

OU alumni Wanda Nesbitt ’09 and Kevin Travis ’02 were named by their school districts as Teachers of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year.

Wanda Nesbitt is City Schools of Decatur’s system-wide Teacher of the Year. Photo:

Wanda Nesbitt, a kindergarten teacher at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Oglethorpe after receiving her undergrad degree through OU’s Evening Degree Program. Prior to  winning the district-wide honor, she had been named Teacher of the Year at her school as well—a fitting accomplishment for someone who is “a fantastic born teacher,” according to Beth Roberts, Oglethorpe’s Division of Education Chairperson.

Dunwoody High School’s Kevin Travis is DeKalb County High School Teacher of the Year. Photo:

Over on the north side of town, Kevin Travis was awarded the DeKalb County School System’s High School Teacher of the Year award.  He teaches social studies at Dunwoody High School and also serves as the advisor for the school debate team. In a recent interview with, Travis is quoted as saying,

“I think on most days, I have more fun than most people do at their jobs…I love what I do.”

Congratulations, Wanda and Kevin!

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