Current Projects

The School of Education understands the unique need to create world-class educators for our region. Our essential job is supporting those educators as they teach children from birth to adulthood, continuing lifelong learning. We also understand that to support teachers, we must support community and regional programming that creates a pipeline of children and families primed for the classroom and school environment.

A group of children meet Curious George
  • The PHIL Project – The Phil Hardin Innovative Learning Lab and renovation on the first floor of the EDHS building, in conjunction with Rotary funding
  • Supporting our first-year teachers and MAT candidates
  • Excel by 5 of Columbus-Lowndes County (Lead Support Partner and Certification Manager)
  • The Mayor’s Coalition for Early Childhood
  • Jumpstart
  • Supporting the work and legacy of the Child and Parent Development Center
  • Supporting travel and conference presentations from faculty and staff
  • Supporting career and technical education programs for recruitment and encouragement (early education and educators rising)
  • Supporting scholarship opportunities and honoring student success
  • Connecting, recruiting, and developing community college pathways
  • Creating pathways for assistant teachers
  • Offering assistance for year 1-3 teachers in the education workforce