Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hall of Fame 2015



  • Principal, Assistant Principal, Advanced Placement Government
    and United States History Teacher, 1994 – 2005chambers new 2
  • Chamblee High School Teacher of the Year – 1995
  • DeKalb County Teacher of the Year – 1995 and 1975
  • Chamblee’s We The People Team, 4th Place in the nation, 1995 and 1996
  • Linda Myers Chosen National Award, Outstanding Government Teacher, presented by Close Up Foundation, 1994
  • Leroy Fails Award for Academic Leadership, presented by the College Board, 2010
  • Program Manager for College Readiness, Georgia Department of Education, 2006 – present
  • B.S., Social Studies – University of Georgia; M.A., History – Georgia State University



JYOTI SHARMA, Class of 1998

  • Cardiologist at Piedmont Heart InstituteSharma_3990
  • National Award of Excellence, American Heart Association, Women in Cardiology, 2012
  • Appearances on national and local television as an expert on women’s heart health and the intersection of cardiology and oncology
  • Authored, published and presented over 20 original scientific papers
  • Fellow of the Year:  MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2010 – 2011 and University of Texas Cardiology, 2012 -2013
  • B.A., Women’s Studies – Emory University (summa cum laude); M.D. – Emory University School of Medicine
  • Chamblee High School-Blue and Gold Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Soccer,   Chamhian Yearbook Staff, Softball, Band, Keyettes,German Club, National Honor Society, Math Team




  • Business Education Teacher, 1969 – 1994
    Chairman, Business Department
  • Sponsor of:  Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teachers of America and Junior Class 
  • Work Study Coordinator and Advisor
  • Connected Chamblee High School students to the business community of Chamblee
  • B.S., Business – Women’s College of the University of North Carolina; MEd, Business – Georgia State University



HOWARD ANDREW “ANDY” SPIVA,andy75 Class of 1973

  • Four year football letterman at the University of Tennessee, 1973 –1976 (Captain – 1976)
  • First Team All- American – 1976; First Team All-Southeastern Conference – 1975 and 1976
  • Named to University of Tennessee’s All-Time Football Dream Team
  • Andy Spiva Defense Player Award given each season at the University of Tennessee.
  • Linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons, 1977 – 1978
  • Still holds Southeastern Conference record for career tackles – 547 and 7  University of Tennessee defensive records
  • Chamblee High School- Football: (Captain) First Team All State, All Region, All Metro, All County; Track, Wrestling, Soccer, Key Club,Fellowship of Christian Athletes



TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, Class of 1983MayorWhiteSuit

  • Mayor of Columbus, Georgia, 2010 – present
  • First female mayor, Columbus, Georgia
  • Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Sweet Briar College Distinguished Alumna Award, 2011
  • First female law partner with McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison and Norwood, LLC.
  • B.A., Government and Economics, Business Management – Sweet Briar College (Cum Laude); JD – Emory University School of Law
  • Chamblee High School- Student Council, Blue and Gold Newspaper, Basketball Cheerleader, Football Cheerleader, Cross Country, German Club, Keyettes, Junior Civitan, Spanish Club, Senior Class Officer

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