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Meadowcreek finance teacher takes visual, auditory approach to teaching complex concepts

11/4/2019

Nathaniel Roscoe’s career didn’t start in education, and when he began teaching finance three years ago he found Ramsey Education modules a helpful tool to reinforce curriculum in his entrepreneurship and financial services courses.

Roscoe, whose career began as an accountant for several different corporations in Washington, D.C., said the visuals in the modules, developed by personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, help illustrate complicated fiscal concepts to students and help him collect writing samples from students who summarize the concepts they learn from videos and digital lectures.

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Rep. Rob Woodall recognizes Collins Hill Principal Kerensa Wing for being named nation’s top principal

10/31/2019

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., expressed pride for Collins Hill High School principal Kerensa Wing and her recognition as National Teacher of the Year on the House floor on Wednesday.

The Representative for Georgia's 7th Congressional district congratulated the National Association of Secondary School Principals finalists for National Principal of the Year — including Joey Jones Robert Frost Middle School in Maryland and Lindsa McIntyre Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Massachusetts — before showing U.S. representatives that Wing was the recipient of the 2019 award, announced on Oct. 21.

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Gwinnett Heat’s Sam Millikan earns AAASP Outstanding Senior Award

10/29/2019

Former Gwinnett Heat sports competitor Sam Millikan won the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs' Outstanding Senior Award at the organization's second annual ASPIRE Awards ceremony Sunday night.

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Berkmar construction students to compete in regional construction competition

10/28/2019

Berkmar High School construction students will compete against programs from other schools in a regional construction contest next month.

The Northeast GeorgiaSkills Challenge is hosted by Associated General Contractors of Georgia in partnership with Carroll Daniels Construction Company. Construction students will begin competing at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center at 1855 Calvary Church Road in Gainesville.

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GIVE Center West teacher wins Alternative Teacher of the Year award

10/28/2019

Karen Vaught, a language arts and ESOL teacher at GIVE Center West, has been named the 2019-20 Georgia Alternative Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Alternative Education.

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Grayson Tech students get advice, feedback from music industry professionals

10/28/2019

Alex Johnson, a senior and a first-year music technology student in the Grayson Technical Education Program, found herself playing the role of a talk show host on Wednesday as she sat in an armchair in the Grayson Tech theater interviewing music industry pro Damon Thomas.

Thomas is an Academy-Award and Grammy-nominated music producer for his work on movies “Dreamgirls” and “The Help.” Johnson interviewed him and he shared advice to the engaged Grayson Tech students in Andre DeRamus’ class on Wednesday. The talk covered a range of topics from his creative process to musicians he’s worked with to how to network in the music industry.

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