PEP invests in the supports that help first-year teachers remain in teaching. As part of that investment, we recognize the role quality mentoring plays in the success of early career teachers.
Through our collaboration with Greenville County Schools, we are able to customize our support for first-year teachers to make sure we are meeting their needs each year.
Public Education Partners supports first-year teachers in the following ways:
The First-Class Teacher Award seeks to recognize outstanding first-year teachers in Greenville County Schools who have a passion for teaching, a commitment to developing their students, and a willingness to grow in the profession. In partnership with Greenville County Schools, Public Education Partners sponsors this award which honors four first-year teachers (elementary, middle, high school and special centers) and presents them with a trophy and a $100 monetary award.
We were pleased to honor our 2022 first-year teacher recipients.
We were also pleased to honor our 2022 mentor recipients.
In 2016, Public Education Partners invested in the GATE program as an innovative solution to ensure that Greenville County Schools had the high quality teachers it needed, especially in the “hard to fill” STEM areas of Mathematics and Science.
The GATE program is currently thriving and has grown to 7 cohorts and 164 teachers in 65 schools.
Public Education Partners is proud to support teacher recruitment and retention in GCS through the GATE program in the following areas:
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