Friday, January 18, 2013
Clifton Alexander will take over the Lawrenceville school for Dr. Chandra Young who is taking a new position. Also, an Assistant Principal at Jenkins will be principal at Suwanee Elementary.
Friday, January 18
The Gwinnett County Board of Education approved Clifton Alexander as the new Principal of Simonton Elementary School. He is currently an Assistant Principal at Meadowcreek Elementary where he has been since 2009. Alexander previously worked at schools in Dekalb and Dougherty Counties. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State, a Master's in Psychology and Counseling from Troy State and Specialist’s degree in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University. He will take over for Dr. Chandra Young after she accepted a new position as Director of Leadership Development in the Division of Human Resources. Also making moves is Dr. Michele Smith. Currently she is an Assistant Principal at Jenkins …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
4th grader Carolyn Phung won a national contest bringing nearly $15,000 in prizes to her elementary school.
She may be a shy fourth grader, but soon Carolyn Phung’s artwork will be in the bookbags of hundreds of thousands of her peers. The Jenkins Elementary student’s design was chosen to grace the cover of McGraw-Hill’s My Math textbook. On Wednesday, the school held a celebration in honor of Phung where she received a copy of the cover to hang in her home. The school also will hang a larger poster-sized version in their halls. The winning piece features ladybugs and butterflies on a bright blue background. But Phung’s design not only displays her artistic skills, but also her math skills because it uses radial symmetry. “Symmetry is where you can fold it only one way to make it equal and radial you can fold it anyway to make it equal,” …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Carolyn Phung's design won nearly $15,000 in prizes for her school.
Congratulations to Jenkins Elementary student Carolyn Phung. Her art design was chosen to appear on McGraw-Hill text books following a nationwide contest. Representatives from McGraw-Hill Education presented Phung, Nancy Crocker's class and Jenkins principal Dot Schoeller with a check for $14,500 for the school. Phung's father Phung Nguyen was also there for the celebration. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
25 semifinalists have been named in GCPS' search for Teacher of the Year.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Congratulations are in order for the five teachers at Lawrenceville schools who were named semifinalists in the search for Gwinnett County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year. GCPS announced 25 semifinalists on Wednesday. Fifteen elementary school teachers, five middle school and five high school teachers were received the honor. They were chosen out of an initial 129 from each school and were selected by their colleagues at that school. The five Lawrenceville honorees are: The 2012 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be announced in November at an annual banquet.