Georgia State University and Kimberly Elementary School have had a long and meaningful relationship for several years. Kimberly Elementary serves as a Professional Development School (PDS) for students enrolled in the College of Education. The partnership has resulted in many former GA State education students joining the faculty of Kimberly.
“This relationship has benefitted not only the students at Kimberly, but the teachers as well. Each year, pre-service teachers spend their training hours working with the students and learning from the teachers at Kimberly,” said Jennifer Saunders, a teacher at Kimberly Elementary.
This year, with a focus on college and career readiness, GA State allowed their mascot, Pounce, as well as several GA State Cheerleaders to come and encourage the students to visit GA State during their kid-friendly homecoming weekend which takes place on October 20. The students were able to see and experience some of the excitement college has to offer as it relates to extra-curricular activities.