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www.gae.org | 5 KNOW & Tell NEWS DEKALB COUNTY MUSIC TEACHER GETS A GRAMMY NOMINATION Dr. Vada M. Coleman was recently nominated for the Grammy’s Music Educator Award. Dr. Coleman is the Director of High School Choral Music for DeKalb County Public Schools at Stephenson High School. The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in their schools. Dr. Colman is an active member of both the Organization of DeKalb Educators and GAE. ODE President Deborah Jones notes that “This nomination couldn’t have happened to a better person. Vada isn’t just a GAE member, but strong ODE member and great educator!” Congratulations for being recognized for your outstanding work with your students, Dr. Coleman! Keep making music! DECATUR COUNTY LITERATURE TEACHER RECEIVES HIGH ACADEMIC HONOR Dawn Kremkau, America Literature and Journalism teacher at Bainbridge High School in Decatur County, was honored at the NEA Foundation Salute To Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, DC. Known as the Academy Awards of public education, the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala is an annual celebration of the men and women who work in America’s public schools and of the unique bonds that educators and students share. The gala attracts more than 800 national education leaders and supporters to honor these educators each year. Congratulations Ms. Kremkau on being honored for your excellence in teaching! NATIONAL TEACHER DAY IS COMING! It’s Tuesday, May 5, 2015, part of National Teachers Appreciation Week, May 4-8, 2015. Don’t wait to start planning your events to honor your local teachers. Let’s show just how much we appreciate them. For resources and ideas go to: www.nea.org/ grants/teacherday.html Don’t forget to let us know of your plans at: getinvolved@gae.org GET READY FOR THE SPRING RA GAE Spring Representative Assembly April 17 – 19 , 2015 Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel 1 Hartsfield Center Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30354 Visit www.gae.org for more information


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