Lee County Middle School West Campus
Teacher of the Year
Vonnie McClung is the Business Management and Finance teacher at Lee County Middle School West in Leesburg, Georgia. He has 21 years of teaching experience - 12 of those years at Westover High School in Albany, GA, and the last 9 in the Lee County School System as a middle school connections teacher.
A 1993 graduate of Lee County High School, McClung has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Georgia Southern University with an add-on in Work-based Learning from Valdosta State University and is highly certified for grades 6-12.
McClung is a proponent of Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education and believes strongly in the mission of providing for and engaging students with learning opportunities that are challenging, meaningful, and relevant. He has created opportunities for students to manage and run the school store, create the student news, and produce promotional events and media for the school. He was a member of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support committee for two years and currently serves on the Leadership committee and as department chair for the connections team. McClung also works with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teams and teachers in planning, developing, and implementing projects.
He is married to his wife Tiffanie, who is also an educator and currently works as the Media Specialist for Radium Springs Elementary in Albany, Georgia. They have one daughter, Cadence, who is a student at Lee County High School and participates in cross country and soccer.