A powerful voice for Guilford County Schools’ educators was recognized at the Guilford County Board of Education meeting Tuesday, and a new leader was welcomed.
Elizabeth Foster served two terms as Guilford County Association of Educators (GCAE) President and was a tireless advocate for teachers in GCS, across the state and the nation. Foster helped to provide staff development to increase teacher capacity and improve instructional strategies to positively impact children; she sought, wrote and was awarded grants that provided resources in highly impacted schools; and requested greater resources for schools and better pay for teachers.
“That list does not even begin to describe what you have done for this school district,” said board member Dr. Nancy Routh. “I know that your work will not end just because you’re going out of office so to speak.”
GCAE is the county’s largest professional employee organization, and is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
As outgoing president, Foster also introduced incoming president Angela Jackson at the meeting.