Atlanta Public Schools proudly welcomes Amber Stewart as Partnerships Manager in the Office of Partnerships and Development. A former APS teacher, learning specialist and gifted coordinator, Stewart comes to APS from the education nonprofit Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE), where she served as executive director and program director. She began her new role April 10.
As Partnerships Manager, Stewart will work with schools and community stakeholders to create enriching partnerships that benefit the children of APS. She is honored and excited to begin work learning about the needs of the various school cluster communities, and intends to be a valuable resource in the context of our new charter system by helping school leaders leverage their flexibility and autonomy to solidify partnerships that will strengthen strategic and cluster plans. Stewart believes in being a humble servant and good listener, and is looking forward to meeting with school leaders and teachers to find ways to bring excitement, innovation, and support to classrooms and schools across the district.
“As a former APS educator and nonprofit partner of APS, I am thrilled to join the APS team as Partnerships Manager,” Stewart said. “It has been exciting to see the transformative efforts of the district from the sideline, so I am ecstatic that I now get to roll up my sleeves and jump into the work firsthand. I count it a joy to serve the children of Atlanta and hope to make a deep and meaningful impact through my work in the Office of Partnerships and Development.”
Prior to her role with AFAEE, Stewart served as the founding gifted coordinator and instructor for both KIPP STRIVE Academy and KIPP Vision Academy, during which time she became an award recipient of the Atlanta Families’ Award. Before this, she taught at KIPP STRIVE Academy for four years in various roles. Stewart also served as a first-grade teacher with Teach For America at Brookview Elementary School in Fulton County.
Stewart is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and minored in French. A wife and mother of a young son, Stewart enjoys serving at her church, reading and dancing.