2019 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year for East Georgia


Richmond County’s Media Specialist of the Year, Mrs. Rachel Blakeney from C.T. Walker Magnet School, has been named the 2019 Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year for East Georgia. In June, at the Georgia Library Media Association’s Summer institute, Rachel will receive her award and hopefully be named the State Media Specialist of the Year!  

The RCSS is privileged to have such an amazing and knowledgeable educator. Rachel goes above and beyond when serving students, teachers, and faculty; the C.T. Walker media center is always inviting and bustling—lots of researching, reading, and discovering!

When asked about her teaching philosophy, Rachel states, “As a K‒8 media specialist, I have the opportunity to offer students the greatest gift of all, a passion for reading. I love being able to help my students foster a love for reading and prepare them to be life-long users of ideas and information through utilizing technology and research.” Rachel goes on to say, “I enjoy working collaboratively with teachers and providing resources and lessons to support the curriculum. I love sharing my passions of reading and technology with my C.T. Walker family every day.” 

Maredie Goodson