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P-20 Regional Collaboratives

Establishing and sustaining powerful partnerships that are focused on continuous school improvement and student growth and learning through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators.
What are P-20 Collaboratives?
The Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the University System of Georgia have joined together to establish P-20 Collaboratives: Systems of support to provide a seamless transition for pre-service candidates as they seek to become professional educators, as well as to provide continued professional learning for practicing educators and leaders.

The state has been divided into nine regions, each region clustered around a group of institutions or agencies that prepares teachers. Each collaborative convenes twice during an academic year. Topics of interest include recruitment and training for future teachers, induction for in-service teachers, support for educational leaders, and professional learning for all. Each regional collaborative has a strategic planning team that plans the collaborative agendas based on needs of the region.
How can I get involved?
Determine the region with which you have partnered with a school system or teacher preparation program and register for the upcoming convening. We look forward to working with you!

Athens/ GwinnettEastMetro AtlantaMiddle GeorgiaNortheastNorthwestSoutheast SouthwestWest

Athens/Gwinnett P-20 Collaborative
Primary Contact: Dr. Bobbi Ford (bobbi.ford@gapsc.com)

Colleges/Universities: Georgia Gwinnett College, University of Georgia, Piedmont College
School Systems:Barrow County, Clarke County Schools, Elbert County, Greene County, Gwinnett County, Jackson County, Madison County, Morgan County, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, Walton County, Commerce City, Jefferson City, Social Circle City
RESAs: Metro RESA, Northeast Georgia RESA

What Are the Benefits of School System, University, and RESA Partnerships?
By connecting theory and practice, we have teacher candidates who are better prepared for their roles in the classroom. There is also a shared understanding of P-12 school needs, impacting professional learning for all. Reciprocal relationships that are mutually beneficially for everyone and focused on improving student learning is the heartbeat behind P-20 Collaboratives.

State Contact Information:
Dr. Angie Gant
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
angie.gant@gaspc.com

Dr. Laveda Pullens
University System of Georgia
laveda.pullens@usg.edu

Dr. Karen Wyler
GaDOE, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
kwyler@doe.k12.ga.us