Archive for November 3, 2009
Atlanta Public Schools and the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education are excited to announce this year’s batch of quarterfinalists for the awards, which will be announced this winter. It’s considered the “Oscars” of APS.
Fifty-six APS teachers and principals were chosen as quarterfinalists out of 111 applicants. Those applicants are selected based on strong evidence of quantitative gains in student achievement, qualitative evidence of improving students’ self-esteem, and significant collaboration both inside and outside of their school community. The selection committee will begin classroom observations of the quarterfinalists Nov. 9-Dec. 4. Semifinalists will be announced in December and the winners will be announced in January in anticipation of the March 4 ceremony. (Check out the press release from last year’s awards.) Congratulations to this quarterfinalist group!
Deborah Bowling – Benteen Jaquada Berry – M.A. Jones
Nza Willingham – Brandon Kimberly Perry – Capitol View
Endia Way – Perkerson Erin Quackernbush – Scott
Ann-Marie Bowen – Garden Hills Mistye Coleman – Walter White
Claudine Curry – Bolton Academy Janice Hewey – Perkerson
Sherry Thurston-Riley – Sara Smith Lorraine McFadden – Burgess-Peterson
Roderick Collier – Whitefoord Kenya Greer – Cascade
Benita Edwards – Walter White Ingrid Abella-Sly – Humphries
Rae Debose-Douglas – Miles Precious Moon – M.A. Jones
Cathy Carter – West Manor Valerie Hall – D.H. Stanton
Claudia Abboud – East Lake Deirdre Denis – Whitefoord
Melissa May – Finch Marionne Jones – Dobbs
Carmen Williams – Bethune Sharona Thomas-Wilson – Finch
Gregory Coleman – Parkside Yolonda Patterson – Brandon
Karin Berry Searls – Centennial Place
Susanne Sherril – Sutton Sandra Centerbury – Young
Christopher Wharton – Inman Mark Washington – Inman
Pamela Andrews – Inman Barry Blackmon – King
Rendell Jackson – King Tiarra Moore – Long
Nina Edelstein – Sutton Ashwin Deepnarain – Harper-Archer
Ramon Garner – BEST Academy Lyndsey Collins – Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Consuela Taylor – Drew Charter
Betty Conover – KIPP WAYS
Bernadette McAdam – Mays Sergio Rodriguez – Grady
E. V. Martinez – Grady Monet Dixon – Carver/Health Sciences & Research
Patricia Merkerson – North Atlanta Clifton Nicholson – Carver/Technology
Cadence Spearman – Grady
Anthony Dorsey – Fickett Elementary Brian Mitchell – Mary Lin Elementary
Mable Johnson – Perkerson Elementary Lucious Brown – Kennedy Middle
Elizabeth Harris – Long Middle Cassandra Ashley-Miller – Hill-Hope Elementary
Melody Morgan – Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
The council meets three times throughout the school year to advise Superintendent Cox on how state policies impact the classroom. Council members also meet to discuss education-related issues and serve as ambassadors for their respective schools.
More than 550 students from 108 Georgia school districts applied to be members of the 52-member council. Students were selected based on their answers to a series of essay questions. The first meeting of the Student Advisory Council will be held Nov. 9 at Georgia Tech.
Keep coming back to Talk Up APS for more on this story.