We are very proud of our Council members! This is an impressive group so stay tuned as we provide a closer look when they are in the news! Congratulations!
Council member Angela Hurtado and husband David Araya are two dynamic young people. While still in high school they started a non-profit (see below) that is doing good every day. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Gracie Bond Staples profiled them in her Life With Gracie column (September 15).
Read more about them: H.O.P.E. works to lower dropout rates among Latinos. Angela is also an EPFP grad! This will provide more information on the home they won (earned): Fox program presents new home to H.O.P.E. founders.
Dean Craig Kennedy, dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the third most influential education dean in the U.S. The annual list ranks 30 deans from colleges of education across the United States. In compiling the awards, Mometrix analyzes state and national honors, program and degree rankings and new teachers' starting salaries. Here's the story.
Congratulations to Council member Angela Hurtado and husband David Araya, co-founders of HOPE, Hispanic Organization Promoting Education. HOPE has been named "One of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics' Bright Spots in Hispanic Education" for its leadership, dedication and steadfast commitment to the Hispanic/Latino community. Here is the press release with the details.
Dr. David Martin, executive director of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, was presented the inaugural Lee Burge Servant Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy. Burge was the former chairman and CEO of Equifax and the long-time chair of the Consortium.
Teacher Council Member is Example for Georgia Teachers
Council member Lourie Owens, a 4th grade teacher at Mattie Lively Elementary School in Statesboro, could easily be called the "poster child" representing Georgia's great teachers. Why? Check out this video for the answer. We salute Lourie - as well as her colleagues across the state - for her commitment and dedication to her students!
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