The gifted teacher received a Fountain Award from State Superintendent John Barge.
Tuesday, April 16
By Anisa Sullivan Jimenez A Chase Street Elementary School gifted teacher has been named a Fountain Award recipient by State Superintendent John Barge. Elizabeth (Beth) Upchurch was surprised by the announcement earlier today when Barge was at the school. He was there to honor Chase for having been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Fountain Awards are given four times per year. They began in fall 2011 when presented to Marty Fountain, a teacher and coach who significantly influenced Superintendent Barge. Upchurch was nominated for the award by Rachel Kulikoff, Clarke Central High School’s 2011 valedictorian and Clarke County’s STAR Student. “Ms. Upchurch encouraged and inspired me to grow into a better person, to give back to my …
The Clarke County school was designated a National Blue Ribbon School earlier this year.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Chase Street Elementary School received a plaque and a flag from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Washington on Tuesday. The honors were in recognition of the school's status as a National Blue Ribbon School. Chase Street was one of seven public and one private school in Georgia to receive the designation, which, according to a news release, "distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap." Here are the all the Georgia schools recognized: Public - Chase Street Elementary, Clarke County - Austell Intermediate School, Cobb County - Kittredge Magnet, DeKalb County - Crabapple Crossing, Fulton County - Fairmount Elementary, Gordon …