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 →

APS 2014-2015 Districtwide Teacher of the Year Barry Blackmon, II Among Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40

by Kimberly Willis Green Atlanta Public Schools’ 2014-2015 Districtwide Teacher of the Year Barry Blackmon, II, is one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “2015 Top 40 Under 40.” For the past 19 years, the magazine has selected 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 who represent the best and the brightest in business, government, politics,... Continue Reading →

Cleveland Avenue’s Rita Simmons finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Rita Simmons, 2013-14 Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Districtwide Teacher of the Year and gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School, was named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge last week. Simmons is the third... Continue Reading →

Cleveland Avenue Elementary School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Cleveland Avenue Elementary School teacher Rita Simmons as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Dec. 10, 2013 during a surprise school assembly. Simmons is an instructor in the Atlanta school’s Gifted and Talent Development program and the district's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. “I have known Rita Simmons for... Continue Reading →

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