Each year, the DeKalb Chamber teams with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) to recognize students and teachers engaged in effective deep teaching in learning in the region.
This year, a duo from DeKalb County School District (DCSD) earned such a recognition.
PAGE’s Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors high achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been the most influential in their development. On March 23, Chamblee Charter High School senior Brian Kang was named the Region 3A STAR Student. Kang named Ms. Larisa Tulchinksy, a mathematics teacher at Chamblee Charter, as his respective STAR Teacher.
To qualify, STAR students must earn the highest SAT test score taken during one sitting during his or her senior year. Students must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students at their school. Students compete at the county level before moving on to the state competition.
The PAGE STAR program helps recognize achievement throughout Georgia high schools and motivates students to aim higher and be better scholars. It also honors excellent teaching and encourages teachers statewide to remain vigilant in their mission.
Since its inception, STAR has recognized more than 26,500 student/teacher teams.
By participating and supporting schools in DeKalb County, the DeKalb Chamber also demonstrates its commitment to excellence in education.
Kang and Tulchinksy will attend the statewide STAR Banquet at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta in Duluth, Ga., on April 23. While there, the Chamblee Charter duo will have the opportunity to be named the statewide STAR Student/Teacher team.