Aaron Lupuloff is the Senior Executive Director of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. Aaron and his wife work hard to support their community with organizations such as Camp Twin Lakes, a summer camp for children with disabilities, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Partners Against Domestic Violence.
Aaron founded NHS (Norcross High School Foundation) and a board member for the Georgia Tech Parents Advisory Board. He has been involved with education for many years. Along with all his other work, Lupuloff has also been managing director for companies like JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and Raymond James.
The need to continually improve education:
According to youngupstarts.com, as Executive Director, Aaron Lupuloff knows the limitations of standardized testing. Standardized testing has been the norm for as long as he can remember. This is how the world has measured achievement for many, many years. Students have become dissatisfied with the system and need more of a “tailored to each student” type learning experience.
The old way of learning didn’t take into consideration that every person learns things differently. What works for one person may not work for another. It did not consider creativity or the unique way that some people think and learn. It does not accommodate for students who are blind, hearing impaired or have any other disabilities. All students were supposed to measure up in exactly the same way.
Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation was founded in 2006. The foundation funds scholarships, school programs and other educational opportunities along with extracurricular activities.
They received $455,748 which supported 140 schools and provided over 139 scholarships. They also support local booster organizations. The boosters they support are South Gwinnett Cluster Schools, Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia and Brookwood Cluster Schools.
Continued funding is something the foundation always has their eyes on to maintain quality education and keep up with the wants and needs of the students. They also strive to increase support, resources and future growth and provide information so that other schools can set up their own booster clubs.
People Behind The GCPS Foundation:
The foundation is run by business owners and operators. They come from different fields and include CEOs and Presidents of companies like Synergy America and Georgia Power Company. These businessmen know when changes are coming and what needs to be done to secure funding for the future.
Growth is only possible if funding needs are met and these company leaders use their experience in business to help them meet those needs and even surpass them.
How Education Helps The Economy:
The National Bureau of Economic Research looked into how the education of grades K-12 affected the economy. The study showed that the better the academic performance, the higher the United States GDP was. With an improvement in education, it could be even higher.