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!
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. 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 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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