APS Celebrates Star Educators at 2021 -2022 APyeS! Awards, Jayla Bailey Receives Excellence in Teaching Honor

Honoring excellence in our classrooms, schools and beyond! Atlanta Public Schools announced Jayla Bailey, a math teacher at Sylvan Hills Middle School, as the 2021-2022 District Excellence in Teaching Award Winner (also known as Teacher of the Year) at the annual APyeS! Awards Gala, held Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the... 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 →

2012-2013 Atlanta Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Tamika Nicole Ball, Among Finalist for 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year

For the second consecutive year, an Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year was selected as a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year.  Tamika Nicole Ball, 2012-2013 D. M. Therrell High School of Health, Sciences and Research’s Teacher of the Year and 2012-2013 Atlanta Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, was named one of... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Names Tamika N. Ball 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year

View the full multimedia gallery from the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year banquet by clicking on the photo below.  Congratulations to Tamika N. Ball, Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Ball is an educator at Therrell High School of Health Sciences and Research.  Finalists included Kameelah Chase of Sutton Middle School and Carla Daniels of Woodson... Continue Reading →

Jackson High School educator named APS Teacher of the Year for 2011-12

ATLANTA – Elisha R. Gray, a special education teacher at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School, was named APS Teacher of the Year for 2011-12, during a special awards ceremony this evening at South Atlanta High School. As a teacher of students with significant cognitive disabilities, Ms. Gray learns daily from her students what it means... Continue Reading →

Meet the APS Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Leslie Harrell-Tumlin, Warren T. Jackson Elementary

Leslie Harrell-Tumlin Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Dr. Lorraine Reich, principal Tamara Cotman, executive director, SRT-4 Leslie Harrell-Tumlin is a 2004 graduate of Furman University where she concurrently completed two bachelor of arts degrees in elementary education and French. Her first teaching assignment led her to an “at-risk” school in rural South Carolina. Two years... Continue Reading →

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