Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
June 2, 2004
Albany-- South Georgia teachers use summer break to become better at what they do.
Dr. John Culbreath says, "It's just going to be a matter of time before we see a mushroom effect of Board Certified Teachers in Southwest Georgia."
It's a goal reached by few teachers in this area. Becoming nationally board certified means that a teacher is one of the best in the United States. In 18 South Georgia counties, there are only two board certified teachers. But, it looks like that will soon change.
Classes are out now, but the learning isn't over for these South Georgia teachers.
"This process shortens the step between where they are now, very, very good teachers to what they will become and that's exemplary teachers," says Albany State Dean of Education Dr. John Culbreath.
Culbreath, the former superintendent in Dougherty County, is helping 70 South Georgia teachers reach an important pinnacle, "The Board Certification is a seal of good practice, a good housekeeping seal that verifies from everybody across the nation that these teachers are outstanding."
Teachers like Terrell County High English Teacher Israel Green, "I think it is something that will help me to be a better teacher, and not only just myself, but my family as a whole."
Tat's because the Green family--wife Carrie and daughter Bernita--are going through the board certification process together. Carrie Green, a teacher at Dougherty Middle, says "We are a close knit family, we are all educators, and we just like to do things together."
Now, this family is embarking on a strenuous certification process that takes more than 200 hours.
Dr. Culbreath says, "They are going to go through the process and at the end of the journey we are going to have a critical mass of board certified teachers for the children of Southwest Georgia." And that's who will benefit most from this summer of learning--Southwest Georgia students.
The Green's other daughter, who is a teacher in Atlanta, is also working toward her National Board Certification this year.
Fewer than half of the teachers across the country who try for the certification get it the first time.