Harper wins Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant
College of Education graduate Jonathan Harper, a science educator at Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County, has been selected to receive a 2014 Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant.
Harper (BS '13, BSEd '14) was one of 36 new teachers nominated by 18 Georgia public colleges and universities that have a school of education. To be eligible for the grant, candidates must be among the best and brightest new teachers in the state. They have to be in the top 25 percent of their class academically, a first-year teacher employed by a public school in Georgia and demonstrate a high aptitude for teaching.
The purpose of the program is to encourage promising new teachers by helping them purchase materials and supplies for use in their classroom beyond those provided by their school. The items purchased with the grant money are the property of the teacher, not of the school system.
Harper was nominated by Julie A. Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Science Education in the college's Department of Mathematics and Science Education.