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McIntosh Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019 Inductees - Joseph Jarrell

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happ_072419_Joseph_Jarrell_McIntosh_Hall_Fame_1.jpg"Longtime MHS Faculty 1988-2015; being inducted as Distinguished Alumni. Outstanding student before becoming a beloved McIntosh teacher. Valedictorian at Tennessee Temple University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in Secondary Education and History.

Two Masters Degrees: one from Bob Jones University in Educational Administration and Supervision; the other from  Furman in History and Education. Earned EdS certificate from Georgia State, where his graduate paper won first place in National Archives/ Georgia Association of Historians competition.

At McIntosh, he taught World History and was a mentor as well as highly regarded and involved educator. 1991 STAR teacher and 2004 Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Educator of Distinction. Created the Top Banana award to recognize his students who earned exceptional test scores. Sponsored the Young Republicans Club for over two decades. Elected President of the 1300-member Fayette County Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).

Led and served on multiple committees to improve teaching, revise curriculum, upgrade standards, select scholarship recipients, classroom management, and more. Selected students for Governors Honors program in Social Studies and judged DAR Essays. Sought-after panelist and workshop presenter.

Longtime Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial contributor. Won prestigious private foundation and government grants. Jarrell retired from McIntosh in 2015 and now works as Social Studies writer at the BJU Press." Read more here...

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