Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football... 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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Names Rita Simmons 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. Simmons received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Florida A & M State University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Falcons Honor Centennial Teacher Thomas Bussey as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

On September 13th, Centennial Place Elementary School’s third-grade teacher Thomas Bussey was honored during a surprise assembly by Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons. “There are many instances I can cite of Thomas Bussey’s dedication to the education of Centennial Place Elementary School students,” said Chastity Williams, a teaching colleague. “Mr. Bussey writes and implements... Continue Reading →

CTAE Announces Its Teachers of the Year

CTAE Announces Its Teachers of the Year 2013 CTAE Performance Recognition The 2013 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education “High School Teacher of the Year” distinction was recently awarded to Linda Hassan-Randle of Crim Open Campus.   The Middle School Teacher of the Year honors went to Kameelah Chase of Sutton Middle School.  Ms. Chase was also... Continue Reading →

Inman’s Teacher Jatisha Marsh Selected as 2013 National Teacher Fellow

Inman Middle School Teacher Jatisha Marsh is among twelve teacher leaders from eleven states selected as a 2013 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow. The National Teacher Fellowship is a competitive program designed for teacher leaders wanting to share their expertise, experience and ideas in helping to shape education policy nationwide. Marsh was selected from... 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 →

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