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KNOW & Tell 6 | KNOW • Volume 12 Issue 4 NEWS GAE Foundation, Inc. Grants and Scholarships What are Georgia Association of Educators Foundation, Inc. Scholarships? The Georgia Association of Educators Foundation, Inc. exists to provide enhanced educational opportunities for every student by training, developing, and empowering Georgia’s public school educators. As part of this mission, the GAE Foundation provides scholarships and grants each year to future teachers, Georgia certified educators, and educational support professionals who are either embarking on a career in education, who are continuing their professional growth, or who are creating innovative classroom programs. So, if you want to make a difference in the life of a student, the GAE Foundation wants to help you achieve your goal.    • Certified Educators Scholarship– Advanced Degree • Best Practice Grant • National Board Certification Scholarship • National Board Certification for the Advanced Candidate (Re-take) Scholarship • National Board Certification Renewal Scholarship • Scholarship for Education Support Professionals • College/Junior-Senior Scholarship for Future Teachers • High School Senior Scholarship for Future Teachers • GAE Outstanding Administrator Award • GAE Annie Hutchinson ESP of the Year Award How do I know if I am eligible for the award and scholarships? Each GAE Foundation, Inc. Scholarship and Award states: • Appropriate educator/teacher category • Postmark deadline and address • Criteria of materials to submit • Responsibly of recipients • Where to direct questions How do I apply? Visit the GAE Foundation, Inc. Scholarships & Grants page online at: www.gae.org/grants ESPs … Making Students’ Education Possible Every Day From ensuring children get to school to making sure students have eaten, Education Support Professionals (ESPs) play a vital role in the education of every pupil every day. Through their various careers as bus drivers, school secretaries, guidance counselors, custodians, cafeteria staff, etc. they touch the lives of students and ensure student success. So what is GAE’s ESP program planning for Georgia’s ESPs? • Planning an ESP Conference • Tackling the issue of Paraprofessionals being used as teachers (without direct classroom supervision) • Training GAE members on the role of Paraprofessional • Launching Member Rights Training • Reviewing ESP salaries • Elevating the state of the ESP profession Stay tuned for more news about ESPs here in Georgia. For more information on ESP programs in GAE, contact your local UniServ Director or Mark Perez at mark.perez@gae.org Did you or a fellow GAE member do something worth sharing? Well we want to KNOW about it! Email us at KNOW@gae.org and tell us all about it. Updating Your Profile At GAE we want to make sure everything runs smoothly as you navigate and access resources and benefits through your new website at GAE.org. In order to make that happen, it’s very important that your records are as up-to-date as possible. This helps us to ensure that there is no disruption in the important information, services, and benefits we provide to you and your family. So please, take a few moments to view/update your profile. UPDATING YOUR PROFILE • Login at www.gae.org – Username: first initial of first name + last name (for example: asmith), Password: last four digits of your social security number • Your name and Member ID number will be at the top of the page. Click on your Member ID to update your profile. NOTE: It is very important that we have a non-workplace email on file for you due to school blocking and spam systems.


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