A high school teacher in Forsyth County now has extra means to continue her professional education to enhance the education she imparts on her students.
Kelli Cox, a math teacher at North Forsyth High School, received one of only six $1,000 PAGE Professional Scholarships sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation.
“Kelli is an instructional leader at our school. She serves on several committees that are designed to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness,” Principal Jeff Cheney said. “She deeply cares about her students and is passionate about her subject matter. This enthusiasm and passion for learning transfers to her students in the classroom.”
The scholarships were awarded to PAGE members who want to pursue advanced degrees in education and who agree to teach in Georgia for three years.
Cox, a Dawsonville resident, is pursuing a specialist’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Piedmont College in Demorest.
“I will graduate in December,” she said. “After completing my degree, I plan to continue teaching mathematics at North.”
She said she is proud and excited to have been selected.
“Nurturing new and experienced educators so that Georgia students benefit from their enhanced learning is a primary focus of PAGE,” said Allene Magill, executive director of PAGE.
PAGE provides professional training and continuing education and supports student achievement programs, and the Foundation is a nonprofit that fundraises in support of PAGE’s professional and leadership initiatives.