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2016-17 School Governance Council

Teacher of the Year 2017-18

Congratulations to Mrs. Sonya Lott, Coffee High School’s Teacher of the Year!  

Mrs. Lott has ten years of experience in education. She began her career as an inclusion teacher for grades kIndergarten through fifth grade and is currently a highly qualified Adaptive Curriculum teacher for ELA, math, history, and science for students with exceptionalities at Coffee High School. She holds a masters degree in Interrelated Early Childhood Education  from Valdosta State University. Sonya has a desire to excel in the teaching of youth and to ensure all students with special needs have an appropriate education that prepares them for college, career, and life. Mrs. Lott also teaches, tutors, and volunteers at the local Boys and Girls Club. She is an active member of West Ward Church of God, where she works with the youth. Sonya is married to Leon Lott and has three children - Libby, Lee, and Will.

STAR 2016

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Congratulations to 2016's STAR teacher, Alissa Youghn who was chosen by STAR student, Rose James!  We're proud of you both.  Mrs. Youghn and Miss James are shown here with Principal, Dr. Rowland Cummings and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Angelique Austin.  

Ms. Youghn, a high school certified teacher in Biology, began teaching Biology and Human Anatomy in 2007 at Coffee High School.  Since beginning her career 9 years ago, she has obtained Gifted Certification, Advanced Placement Certification in Biology, Masters of Science in Post Secondary Education with a Concentration in Instructional Technology, and an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, Alissa serves as the Science Department Instructional Leader and Student Council Co-Advisor.


Our Alma Mater

Our Fight Song

Class of 2016 Zell Miller Scholars

Congratulations to all 26 of our Zell Miller Scholarship recipients!

Class of 2016 AP Scholars

2015 STAR Student

AP Scholars 2015

Exchange Club Students of the Month for November 2014

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Governance Council 2015-16

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School Council February 24, 2014

Please read minutes from our February 24 School Governance Council meeting HERE

School Council January 27, 2014

Click HERE for minutes from our January 27 School Council meeting. 

School Council November 18, 2013

Click HERE to read minutes from our November 18 School Council meeting.

School Council October 21, 2013

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School Council September 16, 2013

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School Council August 19, 2013

Click HERE for the minutes from our August 19 School Council meeting.

Our School Improvement Plan FY2014

Please continue HERE to view our School Improvement Plan for 2013-14.

Teacher of the Year 2016-17

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Congratulations to Coffee High’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Dr. George Kim Conley!  Dr. Conley currently teaches in the Exceptionalities Department at CHS.  His life has been devoted to the success of others through the public education system.  Dr. Conley says he knew he wanted to teach school when he was given the opportunity to tutor three fellow classmates while still in elementary school in Rhine, GA.  He began teaching in Ben Hill County in 1995, before transferring to Wilcox County in 2011.  In 2013, Dr. Conley came to Coffee County where he has continued to, as he states, “enjoy the fruits of equipping others.”


In preparation to become a competent public servant, he dedicated much time to the study of curriculum and best educational practices.  Through these efforts, he earned a Bachelor of Ministry Degree, an M. Ed. in Middle School Education, an Ed. S. in Elementary Education, and ultimately, an Ed. D. in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.


When Dr. Conley is not at work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends in his home town of Rhine, GA.  He and his wife, Vickie, have been married for thirty two years.  They have one daughter, Kimberly Victoria, who is married to William Brown of Eastman.  Dr. Conley says his fifty-minute commute each day from and to Rhine affords him time to listen to his favorite preacher, Dr. David Jeremiah, in the mornings and to catch up on the news on his way home each evening.  He told us we might be quite surprise to learn that he enjoys horseback riding and running 5K’s, 10K’s, and half marathons.  His ultimate goal is to run a marathon.

The faculty and staff of Coffee High commend you on a job well done, Dr. Conley!  


Teacher-of-the-Year 2015-16

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We're proud to announce that Spanish teacher, Shelley Doyle, is this year's Teacher-of-the-Year!  Shelley is a graduate of Atkinson County High School and Valdosta State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Spanish Education. She also completed a semester of study in Spain. This will be her 8th year as a Spanish teacher at Coffee High School and her 2nd as the Instructional Leader for the Foreign Language Department. 

Shelley has been married to Michael G. Doyle of Douglas for 15 years and they have one son, Hogan. She is the daughter of Lloyd and Elline McDonald of Pearson.

Teacher-of-the-Year 2014-15, Mrs. Jessica Baker

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Mrs. Baker is a 2005 graduate of Valdosta State University, a 2006
graduate of Troy State University, and is currently enrolled at Valdosta
State University where she is working to complete her specialist degree in
Instructional Technology. Mrs. Baker has been teaching for 9 years, 8 of
which have been with the Coffee County School System. Mrs. Baker is a
science teacher at Coffee High School and is currently teaching AP
Biology. She is married to Matt Baker and has two children, Ella and

Teacher of the Year 2013-14

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Congratulations to Ms. Jama Kirkland, Coffee High's 2013-14 Teacher of the Year!

Teacher-of-the-Year 2012-13

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Calculus Teacher, Rick Smith, is our 2012-13 Teacher-of-the-Year.