The Georgia Council for the Social Studies honored Dr. Scott Roberts, Gwinnett County Public Schools' social studies program specialist and a former Summerour Middle teacher, as the recipient of its 2012 Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Social Studies Educator Award.
The award recognizes a Georgia social studies educator for his or her leadership and service to the subject area, according to a news release.
Annually, the Georgia Council for the Social Studies recognizes outstanding educators who demonstrate significant service and foster the development of democratic values and citizenship in the classroom, school and community; exhibit professional involvement beyond the normal job requirements; demonstrate efforts toward the improvement of student learning in social studies; use multiple sources to enhance social studies instruction; and participate in professional publications and/or conference and/or workshop presentations.
Roberts joined GCPS in 2001 as a social studies teacher at Summerour Middle. He later taught at Dacula Middle and currently serves as the social studies program specialist in the Division of Teaching and Learning at the district’s Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.
He earned his doctoral degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Georgia. He also holds a specialist’s degree in Instruction from Piedmont College, a master’s degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education also from UGA.
During the Gwinnett County Board of education December meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education saluted Roberts for his statewide award, thanking him for his service and his commitment to improving social studies instruction.