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.

2019 GOSH Events  

October marks the 31st annual Give Our Schools a Hand event for Cobb County’s Teachers of the Year! GOSH allows Cobb County to recognize over 120 of our most deserving teachers from Marietta City, Cobb County and post secondary institutions. The events kick off with the Oct. 8 Handprint Unveiling Ceremony in Marietta Square. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year are honored and commended with their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor. On Oct. 29, the celebration breakfast and pep rally is held at Roswell Street Baptist Church where all of the Teachers of the Year are 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 enjoy 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.

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



Presenting Sponsor:

Ed Voyles

Jacket Sponsor:



Doctorate Level:

Summa Cum Laude:

Strand Theatre
Gregory Doyle

Mike Whittle


Mercer Logo


Magna Cum Laude:

Cadence Bank

Chattahoochee Technical College

Cobb EMC

Delta Community Credit Union

Lincoln College of Technology

Marietta Power & Water

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Roswell Street Baptist Church


Cum Laude:

Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of Americe

Clarkson Eyecare

Georgia Highlands College

Walsworth Publishing


GOSH Friends:

Marietta PTA Council