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Jeffrey White (GA '91)

Physics Course Manager

Gwinnett Technical College
Lawrenceville, GA

Subject(s) taught: Physics

At the time of the Award, Jeffrey White was:

Berkmar High School
Lilburn, GA

Subject(s) taught: Chemistry, Physics, Gifted
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Jeff White is a physics teacher at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County. His students gain an appreciation of how the physical world works through such unusual activities as the "Mission Impossible" lab, in which he sends them to the halls to secretly construct a vector map of the school. Mr. White's service and commitment have earned him many honors. He was STAR teacher at Berkmar in 1985 (also Gwinnett County STAR teacher), 1986 and 1990; was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Physics at Princeton in 1990; and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science. He was a faculty member for the first Teach for America Summer Institute and has been Teacher of the Year for Berkmar High School and Gwinnett County. He was named Georgia Teacher of the Year in 1991. Since receiving the Milken National Educator Award, Mr. White has served on many local and state committees including the Governor's Technology Advisement Committee.

Personal Message

I retired from the Gwinnett County Public School System and now teach at Gwinnett Technical College

Additional Information


1985 University of Georgia - Educational Specialist

Science, Gifted & Talented Education