Christy Todd, a music technology teacher at Rising Starr Middle School in Fayette County Public Schools, is the 2024 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Todd wants all learners to find their creative superpowers, so much so that she founded Fayette County Public Schools' Community for Creativity (CFC) initiative. As a CFC teacher, she facilitates the program at Rising Starr Middle School, where she teaches classes and supports schoolwide creation of songs, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, and more, which are then released through the school's label, Hall Pass Entertainment. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Todd worked in nonprofit consulting and business development. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Shorter College and a Master of Music Education from Florida State University.
As Georgia Teacher of the Year, she will serve as an advocate for public education in Georgia, speaking to the public about the teaching profession and serving as an ex-officio member of the State Board of Education. She will also participate in the competitive selection process for the 2024 National Teacher of the Year.