Teacher Spotlight: Rebecca Hamby

Rebecca Hamby

Rebecca Hamby

Our Teacher Spotlight this week as well as our favorite Media Specialist is Mrs. Hamby. Rebecca Hamby has taught in Hall County for 13 years, but has taught for a total of 14 years. She studied Biology at UNG Dahlonega (when it was North Georgia College and State University), then graduated from UGA (3 times) with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Animal Science, a Master of Agricultural Leadership (MAL) in Agricultural Education, and an Educational Specialist (EdS) in Instructional Technology/Library Media.


Along with being a Media Specialist, she is also the coordinator as well as the co-founder of Tome Society. Tome Society is a North Georgia based organization that promotes children 3-12th grade to read entertaining, clean, and encouraging books as well as literacy projects, as well as Tomecon, an annual meeting for students and teachers. Mrs. Hamby and her sister Jennifer Parker, Media Specialist at East Hall Middle School, both saw a vision for a club that went beyond in literacy knowledge and discussion. Tome has only grown since its establishment in 2012 and will continue to flourish.


Outside of educating, Mrs.Hamby enjoys reading, spending time with her family, volunteering at their church and various other organizations, as well as cooking, traveling and writing. She is passionate about writing and has many reasons behind why she loves her job.


“My favorite part of being a Media Specialist is the books. I also get to know many students in the school when we talk about books, life, classes, and more.” Says  Mrs. Hamby


Valhalla is appreciative for all that our most beloved Media Specialist does. Mrs. Hamby’s love for books, educating and building relationships with students is what our school loves most about her. She never fails to encourage students to follow after their dreams of reading, writing, and expressing their creativity.