Give Our Schools a Hand

   Originated in 1988, the purpose of GOSH is not only to show appreciation for teachers in the community, but also to encourage area businesses, parents, and civic groups to take an active role in enhancing the quality of education. Held annually, GOSH is a celebration that honors more than 130 Teachers of the Year from Cobb County, Marietta City and post-secondary education systems. This salute to public education is one of the largest in the nation.

2013 GOSH Events  

October marks the 25th Annual Give Our Schools a Hand event for Cobb County’s Teachers of the Year! GOSH allows Cobb County to recognize over 130 of our most deserving teachers from Marietta City, Cobb County and post secondary institutions. The events will kick off with the Oct. 2 Handprint Unveiling Ceremony in Marietta Square. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year will be honored and commended with their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor. On Oct. 29, the celebration breakfast and pep rally will be held at Roswell Street Baptist Church where all of the Teachers of the Year will be presented with gifts and plaques. More than 2,000 local students attend the pep rally each year to cheer on their favorite teacher of the year and enjoy entertainment through dance and musical productions. The four District Teachers of the Year will receive a new car of their choice courtesy of Ed Voyles Automotive Group at the Cobb Chamber's November First Monday Breakfast.

At the pep rally, students will be given thank you cards to fill out and give to a teacher who has impacted them. To download and print additional cards, click here.



   For more information on the 2013 Give Our Schools a Hand program or to become a sponsor, contact Hannah Orr at 770-859-2360 or


Doctorate Level:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Cobb County Event Services


Delta Community Credit Union 


Strand Theatre 


Ed Voyles




Northside Hospital


SCANA Energy


Stevi B's Pizza


Summa Cum Laude:

Auto Bell
Chamberlain Nursing

Cobb EMC


Flowers and Frosting








Media Sponsor:

Salem Media



Promotional Video Sponsor:

Day Three Media

Magna Cum Laude:

Community and Southern Bank

Gas South, LLC


LGE Community Credit Union

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta Power and Water

NCG Cinemas

Roswell Street Baptist Church

Sam's Club

Walmart - Austell

Walmart - Powder Springs

Cum Laude:

Atlanta Marriot Northwest at Galleria



Cobb County Association of Educators

Cobb Schools Foundation

CobbWorks, Inc.


Credit Union of Georgia

East Cobb County Council of PTAs

Edward Johns Jewelers

Elf on the Shelf

Georgia Power

Halo Brand Solutions

Joe Corley Karate/Atlanta Extreme Warrior

Kennesaw State University


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mauldin and Jenkins, LLC

Peachtree Planning Corporation



Signs and More


GOSH Friends:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Rho Zeta Omega Chapter and The PEARL Foundation

Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc.

Educators First

Lillie Glassblowers

Mr. Lee Johnson

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