A recent University of North Georgia graduate and first year teacher at Dawson County High School, Trevor Duba received a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance grant from Georgia Power during the board of education meeting Jan. 14.
Forty-one teachers across Georgia received the grant this year. Its purpose is to encourage Georgia’s new teachers by helping them purchase materials and supplies for their classroom.
To be eligible for the grant, candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their graduating class academically and must have shown high aptitude for teaching while in college. Nominations are received from each of the public colleges in Georgia that have education programs.
After graduation, grant candidates must have obtained a full-time teaching contract in a Georgia public school during the 2018 calendar year.
Pictured are Georgia Power representative Joel Hanner, Duba and Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs.