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Colt Brockington (GA '23)


Wayne County High School
Jesup, GA

Subject(s) taught: Biology, Physics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Colt Brockington was:

Wayne County High School
Jesup, GA

Subject(s) taught: Biology, Physics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Colt Brockington, for many years, considered becoming a pharmacist. However, as time moved on, Brockington realized that his true passion lies within education. Now, he is thriving as a science teacher at his alma mater Wayne County High School (WCHS). Brockington teaches a variety of courses to accommodate all students, ranging from special education (SPED) biology to honors physics. He commands respect in the classroom and maintains high expectations of both himself and students while promoting a rigorous yet nurturing academic culture. A data-driven educator, Brockington helped develop a cross-class flexing plan within his professional learning community (PLC). Working alongside colleagues, he helps to analyze student assessment data, then splits students up into groups based on their needs. In the days following an assessment, the biology team at WCHS will rotate, or “share,” the different groups across classes, ensuring that each student receives differentiated instruction that accommodates their varying needs. Thanks in large part to Brockington’s efforts, WCHS students outperform the state in science and have yielded a No. 1 overall ranking in their Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) district.  
Brockington regularly collaborates with colleagues as a teacher leader on the WCHS instructional leadership team (ILT) by sharing new practices, modeling lessons, working with PLCs and leading professional development sessions on topics such as data-driven instruction, differentiation, academic writing and test preparation. Eager to continue his growth as an educator, Brockington has sought out additional certifications in instructional coaching and gifted endorsements. At the district level, he is a leader within the new teacher mentorship program, in which he delivers professional learning presentations and trains new mentors. Additionally, Brockington serves on WCHS’ Leader in Me Lighthouse Team.  
A leader “on the field,” Brockington draws from his experience as a former baseball player to excel in his roles as the head WCHS softball coach, assistant baseball coach and athletic academic advisor. He maintains an equal commitment to academics and athletics by connecting students with tutors as well as promoting goal-setting and progress-monitoring. He upholds an honest and consistent line of strength-based communication with students, parents and colleagues, focused on reinforcing strengths and refining areas of need, to provide his students with a full, well-rounded school experience. In 2023, his softball team was the GHSA AAAA State Runner-Up and Brockington received the 2023 GA Dugout Club AAAA Head Softball Coach of the Year award. 
Brockington earned a Bachelor of Biological Sciences with a secondary education concentration from the College of Coastal Georgia in 2017 and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Valdosta State University in 2023. 

Press release: One Jesup Science Teacher Starts New Year with $25,000 Milken Educator Award Surprise 

Colt Brockington In The News

Colt Brockington's Outstanding Commitment to His Students, Colleagues and Community Earns Him the "Oscar of Teaching"
College of Coastal Georgia  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  Brunswick, GA

Georgia High School Teacher Receives 'Oscars of Teaching' Award
Valdosta Today  |  Jan 22, 2024  |  Valdosta, GA

Wayne Co. High School Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Educator Award
WTGS-TV  |  FOX  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Savannah, GA

Jesup Teacher Starts New Year with $25,000 Milken Educator Award  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Savannah, GA

WATCH --> Wayne County Teacher Wins 2023 Milken Educator Award
WTOC-TV  |  CBS  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Savannah, GA

WATCH --> Local Educator Awarded $25,000 for Hard Work in the Classroom
WJCL-TV  |  ABC  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Savannah, GA

One Jesup Science Teacher Starts New Year With $25,000 Milken Educator Award Surprise
Georgia Public Broadcasting  |  PBS | NPR  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  Atlanta, GA