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Fulbright Scholars Visit GVP

This month, GVP welcomed three educators from around the world who were part of a Fulbright program hosted by Georgia State University. Ja Seng Pan from Myanmar, Thi Lien Bui...
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Reflections from Five Years as a GVP Educator

At a recent conference for school leaders, a keynote speaker had attendees reflect upon the impact of our respective communities. “What is the product of your school? What is the...
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GVP Founder Suzie Jacobs Volunteers in Math Class

For 13 years, Suzie Jacobs has watched GVP grow and blossom. She is one of the school’s founders. Since 2009, she has contributed to the school’s development. Now, she continues...
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From Volunteer to Lead Math Teacher: Caroline Henry Starts a New Journey at GVP

On her first day of work, Caroline Henry realized she already had a special connection to GVP. Ms. Marjorie, Science Teacher, told Ms. Caroline that she used to be her...
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Teacher, Older Sibling, Mentor and Motivator: Americorps Service Members Support GVP Students

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is a nationwide federally funded community service program for young adults. At GVP, two AmeriCorps members complete an 11-month service at GVP each year...
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Culture in the Classroom

This month, I had the privilege of attending the West African Drum and Dance Camp, hosted by Community Sound.  Personally, and at GVP, lifelong learning is a core value. In...
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Students Celebrate National Poetry Month

By: Olivia McKellar and Johna Meldau National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996. “National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an...
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Ms. Anne’s Guinea Pigs, Ivy and Brownie, Visit Guided Reading Class

 "Two small and furry pets are coming to visit," I explained as I introduced our reading for the day. The small group of girls were gathered for an alternative version...
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Coding in Music: Elise Witt Teaches How Codes Can Help Make Music

“It’s important to know that it is not necessary for a musician to be able to read music to make  music,” says Ms. Elise, Artist-in-Residence. “Many musicians learn and create...
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Finding the Right Fit: Johna Meldau Becomes Newcomer Teacher

It’s a role that kind of found me rather than me finding the role.” In December 2021, Johna Meldau joined the GVP team as Newcomer Teacher to work with the...