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 120 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.

The Cobb Chamber is proud to be celebrating the 32nd year of Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH). The 2021 celebration will take place with three distinctive events: the Handprint Unveiling Ceremony (Oct. 6), the Teacher of the Year Breakfast (Oct. 26) and Teacher of the Year Pep Rally (Oct. 26).

2021 GOSH Events

Handprint Unveiling Ceremony

At the Handprint Unveiling Ceremony on Oct. 6, the Cobb Chamber will uncover the handprints of the Cobb County and Marietta City system-wide Teachers of the Year with a crowd of students, colleagues and members of the community. The public is invited to attend this event at The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in historic Marietta Square, as the two honored teachers will leave their handprint legacy on the Teacher Walk of Honor.


Breakfast and Pep Rally

Continuing the salute to education, the breakfast and pep rally on Tuesday, Oct. 26 honors all Cobb County and Marietta City and post-secondary Teachers of the Year at Roswell Street Baptist Church. The day starts with an invitation-only breakfast for the teachers, principals and guests followed by a public pep rally, where local students cheer on their favorite teacher of the year. Attendees enjoy entertainment through dance and musical productions from our local schools.



For more information on the Give Our Schools a Hand program and how to get involved, contact Jani Dix at or 770-859-2335. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Mary Karras at or 770-859-2341.



Presenting Sponsor:

 Voyles Automotive


Jacket Sponsor:

LGE Community Credit Union


Doctorate Level:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Superior Plumbing

Summa Cum Laude:

Magna Cum Laude:

Chattahoochee Technical College

Cobb EMC

Delta Community Credit Union

Gas South

Marietta Power & Water

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Grand Canyon University

Sharkies Swim and Scuba Academy


Cum Laude:

A.G. Rhodes

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games

Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

American College of Education

Capital City Bank

CDH Partners

Georgia Highlands College


The School Box