Taylor Nicole Thompson, a teacher at Evans High School , is the recipient of one of eight PAGE Professional Scholarships sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation. The $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually through to PAGE members pursuing advanced degrees in education and agree to teach in Georgia for three years. Thompson is pursuing an Online Teaching Endorsement through Kennesaw State University.
“Nurturing new and experienced educators so that Georgia students benefit from their enhanced learning is a primary focus of PAGE,” said Craig Harper, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, said in a statement. “It’s an honor that the PAGE Foundation is able to provide scholarships for these deserving individuals to continue their education.”
The PAGE Foundation’s core business is fundraising in support of the association’s initiatives that provide professional learning, build leadership qualities and enhance professional competence and confidence. The foundation also works to encourage and receive charitable support benefiting PAGE’s competitive academic programs such as PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon and the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades. Additionally, the foundation works closely with PAGE to provide scholarships for aspiring and veteran educators.