Turns out that iconic “Gwinnett is Great” tower is on the mark when it comes to the county’s school district.
Today, Gwinnett County was named one of the best districts in the country for teachers to thrive and flourish on the National Council on Teacher Quality‘s first-ever list of “Great Districts for Great Teachers.”
Gwinnett is among eight U.S. school districts to earn the distinction and one of only two, along with the District of Columbia Public Schools, to be declared an Outstanding Great District for exceeding the organization’s benchmarks and demonstrating exceptional achievement.
Districts received the honor on the basis of programs and policies on recruiting, encouraging, supporting, and retaining great teachers.
“We are proud to have been named a Great District for Great Teachers winner and that our work to recruit, reward, and recognize our teachers is getting noticed,” said J. Alvin Wilbanks, Gwinnett CEO/Superintendent in a statement. “We have some of the most outstanding educators in the profession and their dedication to their students and to providing a world-class education for students is a driving force in our district’s success… This national recognition is a testament to the hard work our teachers do every day and our district’s work to support and develop educators.”
To read about the honor and what other U.S. districts also earned it, go to the AJC Get Schooled blog.