Meet the APS Teacher of the Year: Hilaire Anelone

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AneloneAtlanta Public Schools is proud to announce its Teacher of the Year, Hilaire Anelone of Maynard H. Jackson High. (Mr. Anelone also represents Jackson as the High School Teacher of the Year). Born and raised in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Anelone came to the United States to complete an engineering training. He received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic University. He also earned concurrently two bachelors of science degrees in mathematics education and applied mathematics from Kennesaw State University. Anelone also received a master’s degree in urban teacher leadership at Georgia State University, where he was taught by several eminent professors such as Dr. Asa Hilliard, Dr. Betty Strickland, Dr. Lisa Delpit and Dr. Susan Crim McClendon. Later, Anelone also earned an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction; he is currently pursuing a doctorate of education degree in instructional leadership.

Presently, Anelone is a mathematics teacher at Maynard H. Jackson High School, where he teaches several Advanced Placement (AP) classes in statistics and calculus. He has trained AP students to score three or better on the AP statistics exam. Last year, one of his students was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Anelone also coaches soccer; as a soccer coach he develops the soccer skills and life values of children in his team. Leadership, camaraderie, and courage are skills he emphasizes on during soccer practices. In charge of the soccer team, he took a group of young unskilled soccer players to win the district soccer championship. He was named Coach of the Year for the school.

For the past seven years, Anelone has been an efficient member of the Saturday School Program organized by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

Last year, Mr. Anelone was a volunteer at the Atlanta Football Classic, where funds were collected to enroll urban students in colleges across the country. As a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Anelone has trained high school juniors to pass the GHSGT test on the first trial. As a member of the Mathematics Textbook Adoption Committee of Atlanta Public Schools, Anelone has prepared and enrolled students in the Mathematics and Sciences Fair. One of his students was recognized at the State Fair in Athens.

“The power of one …” and “Every child has the capacity to learn …” are two of the phrases that drive the teaching philosophy of Anelone. A gifted certified teacher, Anelone is fluent in French and loves to travel and visit the world.

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  1. Congradulations, Mr Anelone

    I am so proud of you of what you are doing with the students of Maynard Jackson High. Keep up the good work

    Your Former Student
    Latisha Woods- Bridges
    Southside High Class of 2002

  2. BONJOUR MONSIEUR Anelone!!!!I’m so happy for you. U taught me french at southside and something else(can’t remember). U were an awesome teacher then and I see u are awesome now. I’m so proud of you and privaleged to have been taught by you. It was an honor. I graduated 2004, and took your classes my 10th and 11th grade year at Southside. JOB WELL DONE MONSIEUR ADELONE.AVOIR!!!!(Hope my french is spelled right, if not, sorry)

  3. Thank-you for being a shining example of what a Teacher of the Year should really be. You constantly go above and beyond the call of duty.I like it.

  4. It is really good for college which have a good teacher.I hope the the system appreciates the fact they they have a very powerful, creative, and focused teacher that has a broad world view.

  5. You took the time to show others how important it is to gain & share knowledge. Your patience & love for the classroom is a gift.It is really very good work by you.These type of activities always improve yourself.You are well person ,so students love you.

  6. It is brothers like you that will move this generation forward! God bless you.

  7. hey ! you are the best teacher ever ;; you do every thinq you can for me && other students ! i love you @ heart keep doing your best

    -VICTORIA*

  8. CONGRATULATIONS MR. Anelone!!! I graduated from Alonzo A. Crim High in 2003 and I’m so proud to see that one of my teachers have accomplished so much. Keep up the good work!!

    Once again CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  9. Thank-you for being a shining example of what a Teacher of the Year should really be. You constantly go above and beyond the call of duty. Your students love you and appreciate you.

    It is a pleasure to work with you.

    Congratulations…You are the Wind Beneath OUR Wings!
    L. Williams, Music Teacher

  10. I’m so happy you are the teacher of the year and alyssa….yeah i’m one of those students lol

  11. Mr. Anelone

    I must admit that I am not surprised at all of your accomplishments.
    You were/are very professional, a gentleman, outgoing, and friendly. You always had a ready smile and made my day!
    Congratulations and keep up the good WORK.

    Former CoWorker
    A. Smith, Career Tech Sup.

  12. Mr. Anelone,
    We are so very proud of you. Now everyone else may see what we have always known…’You’re the Best!”

  13. Congratulations Mr. Anelone. You are the perfect person for this position, and i know you will do your very best. Love always, from one of your best students.

  14. Much success to you in the coming years.May God continue to bless you for all the good work that you have done for our youth.

  15. Congratulations! It is a pleasure to see the teachings of Dr. Asa Hilliard continue on through you to the youth of APS.

  16. Congratulations Mr. Anelone!!!!
    You’re a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed your class 13 or 14 years ago. Math & Science has always been easy for me. But you challenged me & I am grateful for it. Thanks for being a caring & devoted teacher. You took the time to show others how important it is to gain & share knowledge. Your patience & love for the classroom is a gift. Thank you again for all that you’ve taught me & congrats again…

    Zee Robbins
    Alonzo A. Crim High School

  17. Mr. Anelone,
    Congratulation on being selected as APS teacher of the year.
    The accomplishments mentioned in your synopsis are quite impressive.
    Your quest in educating and molding young people on their development is in line with the mission the APS JROTC Program, ” To Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens”.
    You make me proud.
    Thank you and have a great day,

  18. Ah bon savais pas que j’avais affaire à un Baobab
    Toutes mes félicitations beaucoup de courage à toi
    et sache que tu fais honneur à ton entourage et surtout
    à ta famille puisse la Vierge te protège et te donne toujours
    le don du savoir et de l’intelligence pour que tu puisse
    atteindre tous objectifs.
    Congratulations

  19. Félicitations frangin. Je te l’avais souvent dit, il n’y a rien de tel dans la vie que la transmission du savoir. Toute la famille par ma voix te félicite et est fière de toi. Continue, tu es sur la bonne voie. Cette reconnaissance est pour nous une source de joie incommensurable et une grande fierté. Qu’elle soit pour toi aussi une source de motivation supplémentaire pour aller encore plus loin, encore plus haut. En avant pour un autre challenge. Tu en es capable. Que Dieu te garde et te bénisse.

  20. Bill,let me take a time a to congratulate you for this achievement.As the Chairman of the ivorians residing in Georgia, I want to let you that the community is very proud of you. You are indeed an honorable man and a scholars.May the Lord Jesus Christ fulfill your innermost dreams.

  21. Congrats Hilliare…..This is a wonderfull achievement. You deserve every bit praise that comes your way. I hope the the system appreciates the fact they they have a very powerful, creative, and focused teacher that has a broad world view. As the late DR. Asa Hilliard would say, “The work continues and please inspire others to be great!”

    Job Well Done!

  22. Dear Hilaire,

    I would like to congratulate you for these achievements. I
    wish you and your students the very best of the coming
    year 2010. God bless you.

    Yao Jules Kouassi

    NNNNNN

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