Council Members in the News

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!

Jeanne Artime has been named the new CEO, SHRM-Atlanta (Society for Human Resources Management).  Jeanne is an EPFP alumna and served previously as the director of CFY-Atlanta (Computers for Youth).

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.

Molly Casey, System of Care Administrator, Teen Parent Connection, is an animal lover extraordinaire.  When one of her beloved dogs came up missing after a bad storm, she swung into action.  This Henry Herald story chronicles the search which involved several community members and the happy ending:  Stockbridge community rallies to help find lost dog.

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!

Dr. Michele Taylor, superintendent of Calhoun City Schools was a 2014 finalist for the title of National Superintendent of the Year. Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!

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 for her commitment and dedication to her students!

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Meet the 2015 Georgia Partnership Council

This distinguished group of Georgians serves as an advisory group for the Georgia Partnership across the state.  They are our eyes and ears when it comes to topical education issues in their communities.

They are nominated by either staff, Board or other Council members and are approved by a vote of the Board of Directors.  Their professional expertise and commitment to public education is a force multiplier for the Georgia Partnership.

We are honored to have them as members of our extended team.

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