Mr. Gillespie – Pace Academy

Mr. Gillespie – Pace Academy

Mr. Gillespie, now deceased, taught high school English in the 90’s and was my best teacher ever. He loved everything William Faulkner (he even looked like him), ran 6 miles most days, and wouldn’t let students use any form of the verb “to be” in their writing. He...
Sean Splawski  – Mableton

Sean Splawski – Mableton

Sean Splawski is a dedicated, motivated and passionate teacher. In fact, his name is synonymous with wonderment. There is never a dull moment when you step into Mr. Splawski’s K-5 STEAM Lab. Whether he is harvesting hundreds of sweet potatoes and making everything...

Ms. Berry — Mitchell

Ms. Berry was instrumental to my daughter’s learning, wellbeing, confidence and overall love of reading. At the time, my daughter and I had walked away from an abusive relationship and our world was chaotic and incredibly trying. Mrs. Berry was caring and engaged my...
Union Elementary Cohort

Union Elementary Cohort

Our cohort at Union Elementary believes in the power of outdoor experiential learning! Ts Hill, Caines, Phillips, Burrows, Payne, and Jarzombeck develop lessons that drive critical thinking and promote SEL. The cohort is supported by Ms. Glasheen, who helps create and...

Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.