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Heather Neal is a content editor at GPB where the best part of her job is direct interactions supporting Georgia’s educators. She's a Georgia native who loves exploring the state and sharing its diversity with her family and friends. Heather's favorite teachers are Mr. Smith and Dr. Johnson who each taught her the values of individuality, creativity, and critical thinking.

Recent Blog Posts

Georgia State Parks' Great Gopher Chase lasts all month!
Family

Georgia Parks Great Gopher Chase

After rainy and stormy weather across the state from Tropical Storm Andrea, Saturday promises to be a lovely day to get outside and enjoy Georgia State Parks. The timing couldn’t be better since the...

June 7, 2013 - 7:23am
image courtesy kayepants via flickr
Family

Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a...

June 6, 2013 - 6:10am
Parker Pitisci dances across his graduation stage.
Education Matters

Henry County Student Dances in Graduation Speech

Do you remember your Valedictorian’s speech? What about the Salutatorian’s speech? Do you even remember who they were? I can say with a clear conscience that I have no memories of the content of...

June 5, 2013 - 10:57am
Photo courtesy of Robert Seetzen
Education Matters

GPB News Seeks Teacher Moms

Summer break is here and for many teachers that means taking on a second job, attending continuing education classes or making time to relax after a hectic school year. Some teachers, however, use...

June 5, 2013 - 7:05am
This snapshot is from one of the finalist's rap videos on... melanoma.  Yes, really.
Education Matters

PBS Science Rap Finalists

Teachers have tried a lot of fun and crazy strategies to get students interested and connected to classroom content. I remember a middle school teacher dressing up in Civil War era soldier’s uniform...

June 4, 2013 - 6:59am

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