Ms. Page has experience as a classroom teacher, administrator with the Georgia Department of Education, and more recently as a regional director of a large teacher union in Georgia.
Ms. Page has held many positions which have qualified her to understand the dilemmas facing today’s educators. She started her education career as a Special Ed teacher. She was elected to serve as the local President of a professional education association, and as a representative to their Political Action Committee. At the same time, Ms. Page held the position of co-chair for Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Teacher Advisory Council. In addition, Ms. Page was recruited by the Georgia Department of Education to serve in the Leadership Academy training administrators, while directly supervising the Teacher Academy for teacher leadership. In her capacity there, Ms. Page led the mentor teacher program and traveled the state extensively in order to create a statewide network of teacher sharing on Best Practices. In addition, she was instrumental in attempting to develop and fund a Teacher Development Center in Georgia on Ossabaw Island, off the coast of Georgia.
Ms. Page ran for the Georgia House of Representatives in 2000. She brought her message of benefits of education and respect for the teaching profession in her campaign literature and to the constituents. For 10 years, Ms. Page worked for a professional education association both as a local uniserv director and lobbyist. During that time she served on one of the boards for the Kennesaw State University Bagwell College of Education. Realizing that a new organization was needed, Ms. Page was one of the original stakeholders in Educators First. She has served as a lobbyist and been instrumental in writing and helping pass legislation to benefit educators. Ms. Page has won numerous awards and honors, and holds a graduate degree from the University of Georgia
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