School board to honor outstanding teachers

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett Board of Education will honor nationally certified teachers preceding its monthly meeting Thursday.

The county produced the most National Board Certified Teachers in Georgia this year, with 44 Gwinnett teachers earning the highest national credential in teaching. Board members will attend a reception recognizing the teachers before its regular meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m.

To earn the certification, teachers typically spend between 200 and 400 hours putting together extensive portfolios. Their applications included videotapes of them in the classroom, student work and essays documenting their accomplishments, goals and approaches to teaching.

At its regular meeting, the board will also recognize Mill Creek High School's robotics team, which earned top honors last year at a statewide robotics competition. Their coach, Glenn Burrows, received the Georgia Teacher Excellence Award from the International Technology Education Association.

The board is also expected to approve two bids totaling $26 million for the construction of elementary school facilities in the Mill Creek and Grayson/Dacula clusters.

If You Go

•What: Gwinnett County Public Schools board meeting

•When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

•Where: GCPS Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee