It was exciting and heartening when two APS educators were named 2015 Atlanta Families Award winners last week, enabling them to further use their great powers of education! A team of our district leaders and community stakeholders to surprise them: Toomer Elementary teacher Tiffany Smith, who is also that school’s Teacher of the Year, and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Founding Principal Dave Howland.
Both of them received large $7,500 checks that gives them money for professional development, personal use and for a special project. Principal Howland has expressed a need for technology for blended learning, while Ms. Smith has a great Magical Math Moments program.
AFAEE has awarded more than $2 million to 100 of our teachers over the past decade. The awards were also a result of WABE’s American Graduate program as a PBS affiliate and a partnership with WSB-TV, which will feature each winner on People 2 People and in other announcement in the coming weeks.
Please read more about them at our Talk Up APS blog, but I wanted to share some photos of my visit to KIPP and my team’s visit Toomer. Congrats to both Principal Howland and Ms. Smith!