Congratulations! Stephanie Johnson, Principal at Maynard H. Jackson High School, Named a Principal of the Year Finalist

By Erica Fatima On Friday, January 15, the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) announced Atlanta Public Schools’ very own, Stephanie Johnson, Ed.S, as a finalist for this year’s Principal of the Year.   Principal Johnson joins a distinguished list of finalists that include: Dr. Julia Daniely, Westside Pre-Engineering High School, Bibb County Dr. Sean... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Names J. Scott Allen 2015-2016 APS Districtwide Teacher of the Year

J. Scott Allen, Latin teacher from Henry W. Grady High School, was named Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) 2015-2016 Districtwide Teacher of the Year during the APS Employee Recognition Celebration awards ceremony October 29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It took a little time for the teaching bug to bite J. Scott Allen. But... Continue Reading →

APS Leaders Surprise Employee Recognition Award Winners

Members of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership team recently surprised several employees with news that they will be honored for their contributions to helping APS achieve its mission and vision. The honors include Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Schools First Award, Students First Award, Districtwide Partner of the Year Award... Continue Reading →

Dunbar Elementary Dedicates “Paint Us Pink” Campaign

Every year the students and staff at Dunbar Elementary School focus on breast cancer awareness month with guest speakers, a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen organization and a balloon release. This year, for the first time, their “Paint Us Pink” campaign was dedicated to an inspiration in their very own office. Administrative secretary Dawn... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Appoints 22 New Principals

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen introduced the 22 new elementary, middle and high school principals hired for the 2014-15 school year during the Atlanta Board of Education meeting held Monday night. The following principals were appointed to lead APS schools: Tracie Astin South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation & Design Jesse Berger... Continue Reading →

New NAHS principal Curtis Douglass excited about providing students with meaningful academic and social opportunities

Curtis Douglass is a New York native, raised by two loving parents who instilled in him the importance of education. After high school Douglass attended Morehouse College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  During his matriculation at Morehouse, he fell in love with the city of Atlanta and decided to remain... Continue Reading →

New principal Mario M. Watkins announces open door policy at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

An innovative veteran educator with 20 years of public education experience, Principal Mario M. Watkins has served for over 10 years in K-12 administration. During the past two years, Principal Watkins has served as the interim principal at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School and is excited to now make Bunche his permanent home. Watkins says that during... Continue Reading →

New Grady High School principal takes school slogan to heart

Principal Timothy Guiney admits there is some pressure in taking over a post that was held by the last principal for 23 years. Principal Guiney’s approach is simple and speaks directly to the school’s cherished slogan, “Individually we are different… together we are Grady.” He plans to embody this creed stating, “I understand I need... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Board of Education releases financial details and a list of corporate donors supporting the current APS leadership transition team

Last week, the Atlanta Board of Education reported that to date, nearly $350,00 has been committed to the Atlanta Public Schools Improvement Fund to support the current APS leadership transition. With funds being managed by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, corporate donors have committed $200,000 to support the Atlanta Public Schools’ incoming superintendent Dr.... Continue Reading →

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