Cobb Chamber of Commerce

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.

2016 GOSH Events  

October marks the 28th 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 kicked off with the Oct. 6 Handprint Unveiling Ceremony in Marietta Square. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year were honored and commended with their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor. On Oct. 25, 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 to cheer on their favorite teacher of the year and enjoyed entertainment through dance and musical productions. The four District Teachers of the Year receive a new car of their choice courtesy of Ed Voyles Automotive Group at the Cobb Chamber's November First Monday Breakfast.

To watch a complete recap of the 2015 Teacher of the Year Pep Rally, click here.

For more information on the Give Our Schools a Hand program, contact Katie Guice at or 770-859-2334. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Allison Branch at or 770-859-2337.


Presenting Sponsor:

Ed Voyles


Doctorate Level:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Cobb County Event Services

Delta Community Credit Union

Life University



Star 94


Summa Cum Laude:

Magna Cum Laude:

Atlanta Braves

Chattahoochee Technical College

Gas South

LGE Community Credit Union

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta Power & Water

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Roswell Street Baptist Church

Cum Laude:

CDH Partners

County Dental Providers

Credit Union of Georgia

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria

Educators First

Edward-John Jewelers

Gas South

Georgia Highlands College

Lincoln College of Technology

Signs & More, Inc.

Westwood Development LLC


GOSH Friends:

Chick-fil-A Marietta Trade Center

Chick-fil-A West Cobb

East Cobb County Council of PTAs

Horace Mann

Marietta City PTA Council

The PEARL Foundation