Chaquasha Tomlin is the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Tomlin is a native of Millen, GA and is a graduate of Jenkins County High School. Tomlin went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Fort Valley State University with emphasis in Television Broadcasting. She graduated Magna Cum Laude (High Honors). In 2010, Tomlin earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA.
She thought she wanted to be a television news anchor. She had aspirations of becoming the next Robin Roberts. However, she felt that those dreams were out of reach, she did not believe in herself. She feels as though God chose the path of becoming an educator to push students to pursue their heart’s desire and to stick with it without losing the confidence.
Her passion is writing and empowering young people to be their best selves. Being an educator allows her to do that on a daily basis.
Ms. Tomlin begin her teaching career in 2013 at Westside Pre-Engineering Magnet High School in Macon, GA. While there, Tomlin taught Ninth Grade Literature/Composition and British Literature. She joined the SCCPSS family in 2015, teaching 8th Grade ELA at Myers Middle School. In 2017, Tomlin made the move back to the high school classroom in joining the Savannah High family.
“For me, teaching starts with the heart. If you have joy in your heart and treat students with respect, you will always have a great day”.
Prior to teaching, Tomlin was an admissions specialist for the Office of Admissions, and Work Study Coordinator and Systems Manager for the Office of Financial Aid, both at Fort Valley State University.
In her spare time, Ms. Tomlin loves the title of “Mom”. She enjoys being a mom to her busy toddler, Cassidy. She also enjoys singing, writing, and binge watching “A Different World”. You can always find Ms. Tomlin at home or as an active participant of the Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church choirs and Praise Team. Ms. Tomlin is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and Pearls of Power which is a women’s empowerment group that strive to be better individuals personally and professionally.