Archive for December 20, 2010
Erica Franklin, a second-year Teach For America corps member and fifth-grade teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, is one of six corps members nationwide who was chosen to participate and represent Teach For America in a global workshop sponsored by Teach For All. The other five corps members joining Franklin hail from the following regions: Tulsa, Okla.; the Mid-Atlantic; Miami-Dade County; New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. Franklin was chosen as Atlanta’s representative in the national competition based on her work ethic, transformational vision in her classroom, desire to always better herself and those around her and commitment to her students, her school and our entire region.
“This is an amazing opportunity for Erica,” M. Agnes Jones Principal Margul Woolfolk said. “This was a very competitive selection process and we know that Erica will represent Atlanta Public Schools and our country well.”
Jamonté Kearse, a fifth-grader at Gideons Elementary (pictured above, middle), placed second in the Regional Spelling Legal Bee hosted by Michael B. King law firm on Dec. 18 at the National Archives on Jonesboro Road. During the competition, Kearse competed against students throughout Georgia. He received a trophy and $100 for his second-place finish. Kearse misspelled the legal word certiorari which means discretionary review of legal issue by an appeals court. The sponsoring teachers are Darlene Dobbs and Camille Neely.