Atlanta Public Schools (APS) salutes APS Parent Mentor Edith Abakare, as a 2016 Champion of Inclusion!
APS Parent Mentor Edith Abakare received the 2016 Annual Phil Pickens Leadership Award by the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership. This statewide honor recognizes parent mentors and special education administrators who work collaboratively between home, school and community to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, significant contributions to the partnership program, and leadership accomplishments in special education. The late Mr. Pickens is a former Georgia Department of Education special education director who dedicated more than 35 years to improve the education of children with disabilities. He was also the founder of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership.
Edith Abakare is greatly appreciated by the district for her continued support and leadership within the special education parent mentor community.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) joins school districts and communities around the world in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) December 5-9, with events and activities in classrooms, schools and communities to raise awareness of educational practices that reach students with disabilities or have diverse backgrounds. This year’s theme is “Champions of Inclusion: POWerful Things Happen in Inclusive Schools.”