2019-2020 Teachers of the Year

Pictured L-R: Mrs. Rebecca Ross, Mrs. Breanna Johnson, Mrs. Carli Roye & Mrs. April Davis. 

Commerce Primary School Teacher of the Year -  Mrs. Rebecca Ross

  • Kindergarten teacher at Commerce Primary 
  • Graduated from Gainesville College in 1995 (Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education)
  • Graduated from The University of Georgia in 1997 (Bachelor of Science in Early
  • Childhood Education)
  • Received an ESOL Endorsement in 2018
  • Rebecca’s hobbies include traveling with her husband and their two children; shopping; hiking on nature trails; and playing with her two dogs.
  • Active member of Oconee Baptist Church

Commerce Elementary School Teacher of the Year  -  Mrs. Breanna Johnson

  • Third grade teacher at Commerce Elementary (8th year in our school system)
  • Graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2010 (Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education)
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University (December of 2020)
  • Earned ESOL endorsement in 2016
  • Head coach of Commerce Tennis Teams (2013-2015)
  • Assistant coach of girls’ varsity basketball team; head JV coach
  • Married to Wade Johnson, and they have two children- Kipton (5) and Emmy (2)
  • Enjoys spending time with family enjoying the outdoors, going to the lake, and taking family vacations

Commerce Middle School Teacher of the Year/CCSS Teacher of the Year -  Mrs. April Davis

  • Agriculture teacher (5th-8th grades) Commerce Middle School
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (The University of Georgia, 2006)
  • Masters of Agricultural Leadership (The University of Georgia, 2015)
  • Education Specialist in Agriscience Education (Auburn University, 2017)
  • In addition to teaching, Mrs. Davis is a small business owner. Perfectly Planned by ATD is a planner business where she designs, prints, and binds planners to ship across the country.
  • April is married to Skyler Davis, and they own a small herd of Limousin cattle, two dogs, a turtle, and a tortoise.
  • When Mrs. Davis is not teaching, working with students on FFA projects, or making planners, she enjoys going to her family’s lake house, traveling, and working on floral design projects.

Commerce High School Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Carli Roye

  • Chorus and Drama Teacher at Commerce High School
  • Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and Music Education (Georgia Southern University)
  • Master’s degree in Music Education (University of Georgia)
  • In 2018, Mrs. Roye and her husband, Travis, began teaching in Commerce.
  • Mrs. Roye currently directs the One Act Play, the Spring Musical, a primary/elementary school show, and a middle school show annually. Her theater department also produces the Christmas Palooza and Talent Show.
  • Mrs. Roye is the sponsor for Commerce High School’s chapter of the International Thespian Society.
  • During her teaching career, Mrs. Roye was the recipient of the Freddie G Experience Award. Only eight of these awards are given nationally each year to the top musical theater directors, as determined by Music Theatre International.
  • Mrs. Roye and her husband, Travis, have two children, Brooklyn and Noah, and one adorable Chihuahua, named Joy.