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Interim Principals Scheduled to Serve at Jackson, B.E.S.T. Academy and Therrell High Schools During 2012-2013
Atlanta Public Schools will appoint interim principals for Jackson, B.E.S.T. Academy and Therrell high schools for the 2012-13 school year.
The district is committed to identifying high-performing candidates to lead our schools in the interim, as well as long term.
Permanent principal assignments will be made by the end of the upcoming school year. Full community input and participation will be expected and encouraged during the search and selection process.
Our students deserve high quality, effective school leaders and we will invest the time and resources necessary to ensure that we recruit the most talented, innovative and results driven principals available.
Advanced Placement Announcement
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that the
State Board of Education has passed a resolution declaring
February 8, 2012, as
AP Day in Georgia
Atlanta Public Schools Highlights
- Maynard H. Jackson HS will have morning and afternoon student lead AP announcements on AP Day in Georgia
- Benjamin E. Mays HS will have an AP Advisement session during Advisory on AP Day in Georgia
- AP/IB training for eligible teachers on Friday, February 10th hosted by APS-Gifted and Talented department
- AP workshop for AP coordinators and AP teachers on Friday, February 24th hosted by APS-Office of High Schools
- Fifty-seven Atlanta Public Schools high school students earned the College Board’s 2011 AP Scholar Awards
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 to achieve success, despite debilitating circumstances. Her motto is: “I see abilities, not disabilities.”
In addition to her classroom duties, Ms. Gray is the National Beta Club sponsor, as well as the author of “Motivational Monday”, a weekly email message dedicated to the empowerment of educators. She also contributes her time, talent and skills to the development of new teachers as a teacher mentor.
“Ms. Gray represents thousands of APS educators in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district; their spirit, dedication and hard work nurture and enhance the lives of our students,” said Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. “I am extremely proud of Ms. Gray and all of our talented educators who support the mission of educating today’s children for tomorrow’s world.”
As APS Teacher of the Year for 2011-112, Ms. Gray automatically becomes a candidate for Georgia Teacher of the Year, which will be decided later in the school year.
Ms. Gray earned her undergraduate degree in public relations from Howard University, and her master’s degree in special education from Grand Canyon University.
Runners up for APS Teacher of the Year are Ashley A. Kulik of Mary Lin Elementary School and Ester Y. Walters Jordan of Joseph Brown Middle School.