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GCPS teachers awarded thousands in grants from Teach On Project

     Four Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers have been awarded grants by the Teach On Project (TOP). Jamie Garcia, of Arcado Elementary School, Sherley Harris, of Trip Elementary School, Gerin Hennebaul, of Lovin Elementary School, and Danielle Jenkins, of Mountain View High School, are the recipients of a $7,500 TOP Grant. The teachers were selected after submitting projects that demonstrated excellence in three areas:

  • Raising student achievement
  • Enhancing students’ self-esteem
  • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders for the benefit of students

     The TOP Grant awards $3,500 for the school project implementation, $1,500 for professional development, and a $2,500 personal stipend.

Honoree

School

Project

Jamie Garcia

Jamie Garcia

Arcado ES

H.E.R.O.E. Héroe means hero in Spanish and the acronym H.E.R.O.E. stands for Hispanos Esforzándose por Resultados, Oportunidades, y Éxito, which translates, to Hispanics Making Efforts for Results, Opportunities, and Success.

Sherley Harris

Sherley Harris

Trip ES

Trip Diversity and Multicultural Club (Trip DMC)

Gerin Hennebaul

Gerin Hennebaul

Lovin ES

Looking at the World Through a Different Lens

Danielle Jenkins

Danielle Jenkins

Mountain View HS

Inclusive Robotics Program for Students with
Significant Cognitive Disabilities


     The Teach On Project was conceived as a way to recognize the “best of the best” in Metro Atlanta education. By recognizing excellent educators each year, TOP hopes to retain excellent teachers and school leaders, inspire other educators to transform their craft, and increase the public’s awareness of educator and student success across the region. Since 2006, the TOP has granted awards to 144 educators, their classrooms and schools.