The PAGE Foundation promotes world-class education for all of
Georgia’s children through initiatives that recruit, develop, retain and
recognize highly accomplished teachers.
The PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) Foundation
was established in 1985. The foundation assists aspiring and existing Georgia educators with scholarship opportunities and supports PAGE in its efforts to provide career-long professional learning opportunities for educators. The PAGE Foundation also honors outstanding students and educators and encourages academic excellence through competitive programs such as PAGE STAR, the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.
PAGE Foundation Scholarships
PAGE Foundation Scholarships
are given to qualified PAGE and SPAGE members who aspire to become
teachers or to veteran teachers who wish to enhance their academic
careers. Since its inception in 1986, the PAGE Foundation Scholarship
Program has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to promote the
2001 brought the establishment of the first Honor Your Favorite Teacher
endowed scholarship, given by an anonymous donor in honor of Betty J.
Phillips, a Bibb County school board member and life-long educator.
Academic Programs of Excellence
The PAGE STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program honors
Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers most instrumental in their academic development. Since the inception of the program, more than 24,000 STAR students and teachers have been honored.
The STAR program was launched in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In 1994, the PAGE Foundation was invited to coordinate the program in association with the chamber and the Georgia Department of Education. The 86,000+ members of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators are honored to recognize Georgia's future leaders and the professional educators who have nurtured these scholars.
At the local, region and state levels, the PAGE STAR program unites educators with the business and civic communities to honor academic excellence.
The PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) is
an academic competition comprised of 10 events for high school
students. The program is unique because each nine-member team is made up
of “A,” “B” and “C” students. Students compete as a team as well as
individually. In a typical Decathlon competition, students are tested in
seven content areas: economics, art, music, language and literature,
mathematics, science and social science. In addition, the students amass
points in three communication events: speech, interview and essay.
“Super Quiz,” encompasses five of the seven curriculum events (mathematics and economics are excluded) in an oral relay held before an audience. Winners of the annual GAD State
Competition earn the opportunity to represent Georgia at the United
States Academic Decathlon National Finals. Decathlon was first sponsored
by the PAGE Foundation in 1992.
In 1985 the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades,
a scholastic competition in a quiz bowl format, became the first
program sponsored by the PAGE Foundation. Each year middle school
students from both public and independent schools throughout the state
participate. The competition inspires students to excel academically,
boosts student confidence and self-esteem through high achievement,
stimulates a competitive spirit and fosters teamwork.
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), the parent
organization of the Foundation, is a nonunion, statewide professional
association of more than 90,000 teachers, administrators and support
personnel members. PAGE's core business is to provide professional learning for educators to
enhance competence and confidence, build leadership and increase
student achievement, while providing the best in membership, legislative and legal services and support.