The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) is an independent, professional association for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel in Georgia. PAGE is the state’s largest organization for professional educators, and 80 percent of the association’s 95,000-plus members are classroom teachers. PAGE members serve in schools in every city and county school system throughout Georgia.
The 2020-2021 PAGE president is Lindsey Raulerson Martin, Co-Director of Technology of the Lowndes County school district. Craig Harper is PAGE Executive Director.
The core business of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators is to provide professional learning to enhance competence and confidence, build leadership and increase student achievement, while providing the best in membership, legislative and legal services and support.
PAGE Professional Learning develops among Georgia educators high-level capabilities in enhancing and sustaining student engagement and transforming school culture. PAGE learning experiences are wide ranging and are open to all Georgia educators at little or no cost to participants. Learning opportunities include:
PAGE Engage Academy provides professional learning for teachers who want to improve their lesson design and create a culture of learning in their classrooms. The culture is supportive, safe, and a place where students love to come each morning. In our academy, a teacher learns to become a leader in their classroom, with a focus on helping students become engaged learners. This can occur if teachers build authentic relationships with their students, understanding how each of the students enjoy learning. Our professional learning experience paves the way for students and their needs and interests to thrive, due to engagement in the lessons and deeper learning lead by teachers.
The Transformational Principal Institute or TPI, offers principals the opportunity to learn to embrace and lead change, as it relates to school culture. A principal is a leader of teachers, of students, of parents. Principals must know what they value and believe about school, the students, and learning. As a principal, what are your goals for your school now and in five years? Do you believe in and live your mission or is it a report on a shelf? Does your staff know your expectations for them and for the students? Do parents know what you stand for? Do you have an agreed upon belief system with your staff – and are you going in the same direction?
These and other questions will be explored and discussed as you learn from different experts in the field of leadership. PAGE TPI will help leaders understand and design (with a school team) their plan for culture change with a focus on students and their learning needs. Principals will become the leaders that they have envisioned themselves to be. They will have the tools to create a school where teachers are focused on students, and where students thrive and excel in a supportive learning environment.
Code of Ethics Presentations —PAGE staff attorneys provide Georgia Code of Ethics presentations at schools and district events. These informative sessions serve as a reminder of conduct that can result in ethics reports to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
PAGE Teacher Candidates — PAGE Teacher Candidate membership is for college students preparing for a career in teaching. In addition to providing liability coverage and legal services, PAGE supports teacher candidates and their professors by providing pre-service teachers with learning modules on various important of interest — such as ethics training, interviewing skills, and more.
Future Georgia Educators — PAGE has redesigned the statewide program for high school students who are exploring a career as an educator. Future Georgia Educators chapters provide high school students in the Early Childhood Education and the Teaching as a Profession career pathways numerous instructional modules, guest speakers and other educational resources. FGE is approved by the Georgia Department of Education as a partner for these critical pathways that supply the pipeline for quality educators across the state.
PAGE One magazine, Georgia’s premier journal for educators, highlights the innovative work of quality educators across Georgia and covers significant education issues. PAGE One reaches educators and thought leaders throughout the state three times a year.
The PAGE Membership Department includes 15 membership service representatives and four college services representatives (most are veteran educators) who provide hands-on, localized support to educators and emerging educators and to K-12 schools and colleges throughout Georgia.
With more than 95,000 members, PAGE is the nation’s second largest independent educator association. It was founded in 1975 by a small group of educators who believed that a professional educator focuses on the best interests of children, works in a professional manner for positive results and does not resort to militant or adversarial actions. PAGE values the right of every educator to freely choose his or her professional affiliations without coercive control by national or state groups.
PAGE does not endorse political candidates or contribute to campaigns, but works to establish collegial relationships with elected officials to promote positive legislation for education. PAGE members serve on all major education groups, such as the Professional Standards Commission, the Teachers Retirement Board of Trustees and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.