Sandra Worsham

Milledgeville, GA | Years Taught: 1969 – 1999

Sandra is a published writer who currently gives seminars and workshops in the teaching of writing. With a community service grant from Milken, Worsham led students of all ability levels, grades nine through twelve, in a story-gathering project that resulted in a published book entitled Everybody Has a Story to Tell: Stories from Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville. Proceeds are divided evenly between the local Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Worsham started Rain Dance Review, a literary magazine supported by community patrons and publishes the writing of all ability levels of children, including special education students and advanced placement students. She also developed “Helping Circles” where students help one another learn to write better. She presents this teaching concept at seminars across the nation.

Additional Recognition

  • 2002 • Governor’s Award in the Humanities
  • 2001 • ASCD Publication of Essential Ingredients: Recipes for Teaching Writing
  • 1999 • Georgia Teachers Hall of Fame
  • 1997 • Selected as presenter for “Seminars for Educational Excellence”
  • 1992 • Milken National Educator Award
  • 1992 • Georgia College Alumni Achievement Award
  • 1990 • Semifinalist, Georgia Teacher of the Year
  • 1990 • Baldwin County Teacher of the Year
  • 1982 • Georgia Teacher of the Year