GCPS Teacher Earns national Aerospace Education Award
Captain Kenneth Phelps of Maxwell High School of Technology has been named the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. Capt. Phelps was awarded a $5,000 cash stipend and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Dayton, Ohio, where he was presented with the award at the National... Read more
Duluth High School’s Flanary named “Outstanding Educator” by the Georgia Council for the Social Studies
Geri Flanary of Duluth High School has been named the 2016 Gwen Hutcheson Outstanding Educator by the Georgia Council for the Social Studies. Each year, the Georgia Council for the Social Studies recognizes outstanding educators who demonstrate significant service and foster the development of democratic values and citizenship in the classroom,... Read more
Georgia United Credit Union Sponsors Junior Achievement Programs
Georgia United Credit Union has entered into their second year as a corporate sponsor of Junior Achievement’s JA BizTown and JA Finance Park at the Junior Achievement Gwinnett Discovery Center in Gwinnett County. The JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett is located in Lawrenceville, GA. JA BizTown creates an unmatched... Read more
Belk Hosts Private Shopping Event for GCPS Employees
Gwinnett County Public School (GCPS) employees were treated to a private shopping event at the Mall of Georgia. The Belk Education Appreciation Event featured gift cards, giveaways, and an additional 20% off everything in the store. GCPS shoppers were also treated to buffet edibles and entertainment by a disc... Read more
Principals named for Britt, McKendree, and Pharr elementary schools; Anderson to lead Division of Human Resources and Talent Management
At a special called meeting on Thursday, November 10, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named three principals and the new leader for one of the district’s six divisions. Dr. Linda Anderson, currently an Assistant Superintendent for School Improvement and Operations for Elementary Schools, will become the new Associate... Read more
2017 Teacher of the Year: Jamie Lynn McFarland
An elementary teacher who says teaching students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities was her “calling” has been named the 2017 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY). During the annual Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year banquet, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced Jamie Lynn... Read more
GCPS Students Advance in State Writing Contest
The literary work of 13 Gwinnett students has been selected to advance to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest. Locally, this year’s contest, using the theme “Promise of Gwinnett” produced more entries than ever before— 293 entries from 83 schools. Contestants wrote about “Promise,” explaining how they... Read more
GCPS News You Can Use Nov. 21–Dec. 4, 2016
SPOTLIGHT Shiloh Middle School students and community leaders made the school’s first Impact Day a tremendous success. Keene Walker, of Dare 2 Care, LLC, led groups of boys in an engaging presentation that touched on knowing your audience, goal setting, and respect. The girls breakout sessions focused on unleashing... Read more
Gwinnett Picks Finalists for Teacher of the Year
Six Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been announced as this year’s finalists for the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY) title. The finalists for the 2017 honor are Brittany Mayweather of Mulberry Elementary School, Jamie Lynn McFarland of Rock Springs Elementary School, Brian Sinyard of Chattahoochee... Read more
Greater Atlanta Christian Teacher Receives Appointment from Governor
Governor Nathan Deal announced Friday, the appointment of Dr. Isiah Hill to the Board of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for a three-year term. Dr. Hill will have a voice in shaping the educational and professional requirements standards related to certifications for the entire state of Georgia. Having taught... Read more