Meet Atlanta Families Award winner Celeste McNeil

Celeste McNeil, a fifth grade teacher at KIPP STRIVE Academy, was named today as an Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) winner for the 2014 school year. McNeil is one of six APS educators who will receive $7,500 for innovative classroom projects, professional development and a personal stipend. Ms. McNeil will use the award to fund... Continue Reading →

2014 Atlanta Families’ Awards nominations and applications now open

Nominate an excellent teacher, assistant principal or principal for the 2014 Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE)!  The AFAEE was founded in 2005 as a way to recognize the “best of the best” in Atlanta Public Schools and retain top educators to the district.  This year, we are excited to announce the AFAEE... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Families’ Award blitz gives KIPP teacher “shock of a lifetime”

As KIPP STRIVE and KIPP VISION teacher Amber Stewart stayed up Monday night preparing for what her principal referred to as a meeting with a concerned parent, representatives from the Atlanta Families’ Award for Educational Excellence (AFAEE) were finalizing a secret plan to surprise her at work the next day to announce that she was a... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Families bestows major honor on KIPP WAYS leader

The KIPP WAYS school band and scores of excited students were on hand when representatives from the Atlanta Families Awards for Exellence in Education (AFAEE) surprised KIPP WAYS principal Dwight Ho-Sang and presented him with an oversized check for $7,500 to celebrate his commitment to excellence and to Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students. Similar scenarios played out at nine... Continue Reading →

AFAEE Award recognizes Corendis Hardy for bringing creativity to Douglass students

The local nonprofit Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) announced Tuesday that Douglass High School teacher Corendis Hardy was one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools’ educators named 2013 AFAEE winners, an award that recognizes and honors outstanding educators in APS in a way that informs and engages the community. Hardy began her service... Continue Reading →

Principal Alison Shelton of Centennial Place Wins Atlanta Families’ Award

On October 29th, Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) surprised Alison Shelton, principal of Centennial Place Elementary School, with a $7,500 award in front of students, faculty, partners and administrators. This award will fund the CPrizEs Project, a rewards system to increase parental involvement and student engagement at Centennial Place. “I’m super excited... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education surprises Brianne Turgeon at Springdale Park with $7,500 Award

Brianne Turgeon, music teacher at Springdale Park Elementary School, is one of 10 APS educators to win the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). AFAEE announced the award in a surprise celebration at Springdale Park, and presented Turgeon with a $7,500 check to fund The Science in Music Project, a professional development opportunity,... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Lockwood of Springdale Park awarded Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education

Jennifer Lockwood, a fourth grade teacher at Springdale Park Elementary School, has been named an Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) winner for the 2013 school year. Ms. Lockwood will use the award to fund her Full STEAM Ahead with Learning project.  Lockwood is one of 10 APS educators awarded $7,500 for innovative classroom... Continue Reading →

Eight APS Educators Awarded $7,500 Grants from Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education

APS Superintendent Erroll Davis, Atlanta Falcons football players and Homer the Brave were among the many celebrities and officials who surprised eight outstanding educators in Atlanta Public Schools this week with grants from the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE).  The grants, $7,500 for each teacher or principal, will help fund innovative classroom projects that will... Continue Reading →

Ten APS educators surprised with Atlanta Families’ $7,500 grants

Ten APS educators surprised with Atlanta Families’ $7,500 grants by Tammy Garnes, Office of Communications Community partners, local personalities and government officials - including Atlanta Board of Education Chair Brenda J. Muhammad, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and football players, and mascots from the Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →

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