GIVE Center East/February 2019/Issue 3
Celebrate Black History Month!
African American Spirituals
Written and recited by Ms. Delia Esdaille
Life Without the Black Man
Spoken by Christian Houston, Life Academy
Historic Black Colleges and Universities
by Mr. Emanuel Williams
To Those Who Made a Way For Us
Assistant Principal, Sandra Adomako Earns Doctorate Degree
One of GIVE East's very own Assistant Principals has earned her Doctoral Degree!
Sandra Adomako graduated from New York University in Toronto, Ontario Canada with a degree in Biology. She then obtained her Master's Degree in Adolescent Education and began her career in education after college as a literacy tutor at an elementary school where she began to realize the impact she could have on students. She is now an Assistant Principal here at GIVE Center East and enjoys working with the students and faculty. She says that she feels a real connection with many of the students here and tries her best to build positive relationships with everyone she comes in contact with.
Dr. Adomako recently completed her doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction in October 2018. She wrote her dissertation on PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and its impact on the Academic Performance of black, male students in alternative schools. In her own words, "I chose this topic because it is close to the work that I do and I wanted to improve my understanding of PBIS and how I can effectively use it to impact student learning here at GIVE Center East."
Dr. Adomako believes that a teacher can be successful in many ways. She says that to be successful in anything that you do you need to be passionate about it and believe that the work you are doing matters. You also have to believe in yourself. The one thing that really impacted her success as a teacher was the ability to build strong relationships with students. We applaud her for her achievements and recognize that she is a role model for all of the students here at GIVE Center East.
January Students of the Month
Ms. Tracy Valentino, Promise of Gwinnett
has been teaching for 15 years. She has taught at Collins Hill High School, Dacula, Mountain View and now teaches at GIVE Center East, where she is the Science Department Chair. She enjoys coaching freshman volleyball and varsity soccer in her free time. As one of the finalists for Teacher of the Year here at GIVE Center East, she believes that all students have a desire to learn and be successful.
Everton Blair Visits GIVE Center East
Mr. Roberts, Principal Williams, Mr. Blair and Mr. E. Williams.
GIVE East JAG members enjoyed the visit from Mr. Blair.
Mr. Blair spoke to the students about his life and inspired them to believe in themselves.
Thursday, March 28th, 8:30am-12:30pm
GIVE Center East
GIVE Center East
The mission of GIVE Center East is to meet the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of our students in a safe and structured environment that builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
GIVE Center East will empower students to reach their full potential.