(Carrollton, Ga. October 19, 2018) Mrs. Rachel Kakesh, from 12 for Life, was named the 2019-2020 Carroll County School System Teacher of the Year at the Board Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Kakesh has been with the Carroll County School System for 10 years. She began her professional career working as a laboratory and research assistant at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Immunogenetic DNA Diagnostic Laboratory. While she enjoyed her job, she quickly realized that her passion was sharing her love for science through education. Mrs. Kakesh currently teaches Chemistry and Physics to high school students who are enrolled in the 12 for Life Program.