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 →

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 →

Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Paggett teaches first grade at the Southeast Atlanta elementary school. “Jason Paggett creates exciting, effective and fun lessons for his first-grade students. Using a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate... Continue Reading →

Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Paggett teaches first grade at the Southeast Atlanta elementary school. “Jason Paggett creates exciting, effective and fun lessons for his first-grade students. Using a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate... 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 →

Slater Elementary debuts SunTrust Youth bank with assist from Mayor Kasim Reed

Successful school partnerships go beyond businesses providing pizza during PTA meetings. At Slater Elementary, a successful school partnership with SunTrust Bank even proves to be lucrative for students. On Oct. 6, the school debuted its youth bank, which allows students to create an account and make deposits throughout the school year. When the focus turns... Continue Reading →

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