Auburn Elementary School and Bethlehem Elementary School were recently honored by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP).
Auburn Elementary was recognized as one the GAESP 2010 “school bell” award recipients. Auburn was honored for the success and vision of its “Arts NOW” program, a multi-disciplinary initiative that seeks to increase student achievement and engagement through incorporating art throughout the school curriculum. Auburn will receive its award in early November at the GAESP Fall Conference.
“Our teachers are working diligently to provide the highest quality of instruction to each and every student at Auburn Elementary,” said Auburn Elementary principal Shawn Williams. “Teaching the Georgia Performance Standards through arts integration has increased student achievement and keeps our students engaged in their learning. It is an honor for our teachers to be recognized for exemplary instructional practices by my peers in the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals.”
Bethlehem Elementary School and The Georgia Club Foundation will be also be honored at the GAESP conference.
Bethlehem Elementary School nominated The Georgia Club Foundation as a 2010 Educational Patron Award Winner. The Educational Patron Award recognizes an individual, organization, foundation, or business that has made significant contributions to elementary education.
According to their mission statement, the Georgia Club Foundation “is dedicated to serving the unmet educational, spiritual and basic human needs of persons primarily within the surrounding counties of Barrow, Oconee, and Clarke and The Georgia Club community. Through partnerships, volunteer efforts and fundraising, the Foundation acts as the helping hand that improves and strengthens life in our community.”
Barrow County School superintendent Wanda Creel was appreciative of the honors bestowed by the GAESP.
“We are thrilled that Auburn Elementary, Bethlehem Elementary, their school leaders, and the school families are being honored by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals for their innovation, hard work, and commitment to doing what is right for our children,” she said.