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Inland Empire Magazine

Educators are those special individuals that touch the lives of all the students they encounter. As a matter of fact, chances are you’ve been impacted by a teacher or principal and you still remember their name and how they played such a vital role in your life. Tiffany Gilmore, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Garvey/Allen Visual and Performing Arts Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (GAVPAA STEM), is that educator for so many of her students.

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July 12, 2019– It took Tiffany Gilmore 14 months, two failed petitions to the Moreno Valley school board and two appeals to the Riverside County Board of Education before she secured approval to open her charter school.

The Garvey/Allen Visual and Performing Arts Academy, which will open in August, will mix STEM and arts education and will prioritize closing the achievement gap between white and black students, as well as white and Latino students.

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NewSchools Venture Fund

April 18, 2018– Garvey/Allen Visual and Performing Arts Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is proud to announce its selection as a member of the 2018 Invent cohort at NewSchools Venture Fund. This makes history for Riverside County, as the CEO and Founder, Tiffany Gilmore is the first to ever receive this prestigious grant in the region.

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GAVPAA STEM Was Unanimously Approved

April 5, 2019– After being rejected three times since September, the persevering proponents of a Moreno Valley charter school have the green light to open in September.

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