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The Metro Board - Aug.29-Sept.04

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) educator named a vulcan teacher of the year

8/29/2014, 6:30 p.m.
Trevor A. Turner, Ph.D., (second from left), associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), ...
Trevor A. Turner, Ph.D., (second from left), associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University (CAU). Curtis McDowell

Trevor A. Turner, Ph.D., (second from left), associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), was recently named Clark Atlanta University’s Vulcan Teacher of the Year by Vulcan Materials Company. The veteran educator has spent nearly 30 years at CAU as an administrator and professor. A highly published international consultant, Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in history, economics and Spanish from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree in educational supervision from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and a doctorate in educational history and planning from the University of Toronto, Canada. CAU President Carlton E. Brown; interim dean of the School of Education Moses Norman, Ed.D.; and James Hefner, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, join in the award presentation during CAU’s August 11 Fall Institute.

Shreiner Academy kicks off yearlong speaker series  MARIETTA — Shreiner Academy, the leading private K-8 school in Marietta, is hosting a yearlong, free speaker series to help parents and teachers understand childhood.

“They’re not little adults,” said David Florence, school director. “Children are moving through many stages of development from birth to adulthood. The advances in neuroscience have taken our understanding of human development to new levels.”

The speakers range from experts on sensory integration to family life. Each free talk will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a chance to meet the speaker, followed by an hour presentation. Free childcare will be provided. The talks will be held at the Shreiner Academy, 1340 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so please call (770) 953-1340 to ensure your space. 

Sept. 24, 2014: “A Child’s Mind and Body”: Beth Mathison from Babies Can’t Wait explains sensory integration and understanding a child as a whole person

Allstate Recognizes I Care Atlanta Founder Atlanta charity founder Anthony Delgado was recently recognized as 2014 Allstate Champion For Good during a surprise event at his non-profit’s headquarters in Doraville. Known for his countless acts of community service and commitment to giving back, Delgado founded I Care Atlanta, a 501(c)3 non- profit organization devoted to ending homelessness by providing resources and emergency assistance to the working poor and homeless men, women, and children in Metro Atlanta and surrounding communities. Delgado received a special trophy during the surprise event, which was attended by celebrity chef Gerry “G.” Garvin, as well as a number of local Allstate agents. Following the trophy presentation, the group helped the I Care Atlanta staff prepare lunches to be distributed to Atlants’s homeless. The Give It Up For Good campaign is an initiative that urges people to share the good in their community by recognizing and highlighting the unsung heroes who dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of others. 

The Delta Foundation Selects Project Director For New Teacher Efficacy Program WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has selected Dr. Johni Cruse-Craig to lead The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, the recently launched educational initiative that focuses on teacher effectiveness and student achievement.  The Georgia middle school science teacher with extensive experience in leadership development is charged with directing the three-year, national program.