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Partner Spotlights

Georgetown is a wonderful place to live, learn and work, and our community spirit is one of our greatest assets. We are proud to partner with businesses and organizations in the community to help meet the unique needs of all learners in GISD. We'll be sharing how our community partners work with our students and schools.



iTeach is the only nationally accredited online alternative teacher certification program that helps individuals who have a bachelor’s degree obtain a teaching license outside traditional pathways. iTeach certifies teachers and prepares them to become excellent educators. The coursework is online and has been created to remove barriers to teachers getting into the classroom.

How does iTeach support GISD staff? 

iTeach will not only come out to Georgetown to present alternative certification sessions to degreed par professionals, teachers assistants, substitutes and community members that wish to teach, but we also offer a full list of candidates for the district that are ready to teach.

"iTeach is a flexible online based alternative certification program for Texas educators.  We are here to assist Georgetown with making sure certified educators are in your classrooms.   We work closely with the human resources department to make sure we provide support to both the district and our first year teachers." - Kay Clark, Director of Field Experience


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Ascension Medical Group comprises over 200 outpatient clinics that includes pediatrics and primary care, pediatric and adult medical and surgical subspecialists, and outpatient imaging. By providing care across a wide variety of disciplines, we are able to ensure patients get the right care at the right time and in the right location. 

How do they help GISD students?

Ascension Medical Group provides outreach athletic trainers for full-time middle school athlete care and as an additional resource for each high school, comprehensive concussion management, annual physicals for both middle and high school students, and Saturday morning clinics. Through this partnership, Ascension Medical Group and GISD are able to provide seamless care for all secondary age athletes in the school district.

“Ascension Medical Group strives to bridge the gap between our clinics and our local community. By partnering with GISD to instill outreach athletic training into the school district, our goal is to provide exceptional medical care and ease of access to all student-athletes, and their families, through our vast network of providers and growing resources.” -Tracey Schwartz, VP of Operations


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The Georgetown Family YMCA provides the community with programs and events that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Between child-care, youth sports, and senior programs, there is something for all ages at the Y.

How do they help GISD students?

Every day, the Y welcomes over 300 friends to Y Before and Afterschool, Yoga for GISD Bridges Students, Y on the Fly Afterschool Adventures, Y on the Fly Afterschool Sports, indoor summer camps, YMCA Camp Brightwell, and nightly sports programs across the community. The Y also provides programs through grants for GISD middle schoolers - like the STEAM Power Program that Benold Middle School experienced before COVID.

"The Y works every day to provide programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Over the past year, the YMCA has awarded over $75,000 financial assistance to our community participants. We believe in access for all, regardless of ability to pay." -Cathleen Phelps, Extension Director at Georgetown Family YMCA

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GISD Ed Foundation
The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation engages the community in financial support of a learning environment where innovation, customized academic opportunities, and individual success are attainable for all GISD students.

How do they help GISD students?

One of the biggest ways the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation helps our students is by awarding grants to individual teachers of our district in order to support innovative and engaging learning across classrooms.

"The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation is dedicated to giving teachers the opportunity to create new and engaging learning experiences. We continue to be impressed with their creative ideas that engage students in learning, incorporating technology and other innovative tools that may not be otherwise available to them.” -Greg Bowden, Georgetown ISD Education Foundation President

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Partner Spotlight: Georgetown Area Junior Forum

The Georgetown Area Junior Forum is a non-profit organization of women who share the common goal of improving the lives of others in the community through service and philanthropy while developing friendships.

How do they help GISD students?

The Georgetown Area Junior Forum supports the children of Georgetown ISD by buying, collecting and distributing school supplies. They want every child to start the new school year with the materials they need to be a successful scholar. 

"We look for opportunities in our community to serve. Improving the lives of children in struggling families not only benefits them, but our community as a whole." -Paula Miller

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