Johnathon Hines is a product of Dekalb County School District. Johnathon spent his entire educational career in Dekalb County as he is a 2006 Towers High School graduate. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from Albany State University and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. The opportunity to serve as the first African-American Public School Pre-K Teacher of the Year for the entire State of Georgia and give back to the community that has given so much to him, is profoundly rewarding. He serves as one of two pre-kindergarten teachers at DeKalb County School District’s Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology, the first public school in the Southeast named in honor of our 44th President of the United States of America.