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 that is doing good every day. Read about them: H.O.P.E. works to lower dropout rates among Latinos. Angela is also an EPFP grad! UPDATE: August 3 - Just learned their good work has been rewarded with a new home. Yep, a new home presented by the Fox television show Home Free! Read about it here and be sure to watch the video.
Dr. John Culbreath, now an education consultant in Albany, has a long track record of service to the Georgia Partnership. This profile honors John during his community's recognition of Black History Month.
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.
Dr. Vicky Reed, superintendent of Murray County Schools, has been honored by Education Week as one of its 16 national 2015 "Leaders to Learn From." Here's the story. Congratulations, Dr. Reed!
Teacher Council Members Lead the Way
Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes has rotated off our Board of Directors but her "teacher voice" expertise will still be available to us as a Council member. We asked Jemelleh to give us her reflections of her service during her 2013-14 tenure. She has been an amazing representative of Georgia's dedicated and committed teacher workforce.
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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