Two Houston County Board of Education members will be sworn in Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m. The swearing-in ceremony will be conducted by Judge Janice Spires at the Probate Court in Perry, according to a release.
The new board members are Rick Unruh, who is representing District 1, and Bryan Upshaw, who represents District 7. The court is located in the Houston County judicial complex at 201 N. Perry Parkway in Perry.
Junior Board accepting student applications
The Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees is seeking high school students to help preserve Middle Georgia history.
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The Junior Board is recruiting students from Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson counties. Students will serve on the board during the 2014-2015 academic year. During the past year, board members awarded $33,000 in grants for historic preservation in the Milledgeville area, according to a release.
The board accepts five to eight sophomores, juniors and seniors into the program. Recruiters look for students who are passionate about historic preservation, are active community members, and have good grades and strong teacher references.
Applications are due Sept. 26. Visit gcsu.edu/mansion/juniorboard.htm to apply online. For more information, call 445-4545.
HOUSTON COUNTY TEACHER HONORED
Gov. Nathan Deal announced eight winners in round four of the Innovation in Teaching Competition, and a Houston County teacher was among them.
Amanda Miliner, who teachers fourth and fifth grades at Miller Elementary, was among the winners, according to a release. She teaches English/language arts, mathematics and social studies. Miliner was named the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year earlier this year.
The competition is a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies for the Georgia standards in English/language arts and mathematics. The competition is available through Georgia’s Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program.
Each teacher will receive a $2,000 stipend, and each teacher’s school will receive a $5,000 grant to implement Georgia’s instructional standards. In addition, Georgia Public Broadcasting will film the winning educators teaching in their classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year, as well as interview them about how they prepared the featured units.
More information about the Innovation Fund can be found on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website.
Writer Jenna Mink compiled this article.