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LIFE’s Owens named TAPP Teacher of the Year

Fayette LIFE Academy’s Lisa Owens is the 2024 TAPP Teacher of the Year.

Owens, who works with medically-fragile students as part of the THRIVE program, was named the region’s winner by Griffin RESA at the graduation ceremony celebrating this year’s class of teacher-interns.

The Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program (Georgia TAPP) is a classroom-based teacher preparation option for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach early childhood, middle-grades, secondary, or P-12 education but have not completed a teacher preparation program. It is an alternative option for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, and it is used to address teacher shortage issues or fill high-need areas. Georgia TAPP equips teacher candidates with the skills to ensure initial success in their classrooms and puts in place a supervised candidateship/induction program that will help them move toward subsequent mastery of teaching.


Posted 5/17/2024