Inside The Atlanta Educator: Grady High teacher Korri Ellis

Have you checked out the latest issue of The Atlanta Educator? It’s chock full of amazing features about the teachers, administrators, staffers, students, parents and community supporters who continue to enforce Atlanta Public Schools’ journey to excellence. You can read them one article at a time online here, or by clicking on We wanted to give you some examples before the break, starting with this feature on Grady High science teacher Korri Ellis. Here’s the intro; read the rest at the jump!

When Korri Ellis thinks about community engagement, she thinks green.

She thinks about trees her Grady High students planted on campus and throughout Midtown. She thinks about the school recycling program that began a couple years ago. She also thinks about harvesting organic produce from the school’s garden and creating meals for students to enjoy. 

As chair of the Grady High School Science Department and 2008 APS High School Teacher of the Year, Ellis has reinforced Georgia Performance Standards by creating partnerships with just about every environmental group in town. That list includes the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Georgia Conservancy, Trees Atlanta, Georgia Organics, Farmer D Organics, the Georgia Aquarium — and more.

Read more here.

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