Everette Shoates - Coralwood's
2012 Teacher of the Year
Coralwood School’s 2012 Teacher of the Year is recreational therapist, Everette Shoates.
Everette started his undergraduate degree at the Tuskegee Institute and completed it at Morris Brown College.
As Coralwood’s recreational therapist, Everette has the opportunity to work with all the children at Coralwood to improve their motor skills and is well known to the entire Coralwood family.
Everette is always willing to help Coralwood achieve its highest performance level – he recycles, shares bus duty, deals with children with discipline issues, helps the Performing Arts Committee and serves as Coralwood’s official photographer.
Everette’s inspiration is his mom, Lela Shoates who has a brother with special needs. For many years, she worked at Coralwood helping preschoolers with motor disabilities. Lela is now retired from Coralwood and is well remembered.
Everett is married to Chiniqua, a hair stylist and is the father of three girls, Brijea, thirteen years old, Jahvia, eleven years old, and Eryss, five years old.
Everett and his family enjoy the outside and he photographs his beautiful daughters enjoying all their activities. Recently he had the pleasure of photographing his daughter, Jahvia while she was cheerleading. In his spare time, Everette coaches wheel chair basketball, and wheel chair handball with the DeKalb Adaptive Sports Program.
Congratulations to Everette Shoates! Thank you for being part of the Coralwood family