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APS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Read Across America Day

Happy Birthday, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel! Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on Thursday celebrated Read Across America Day, which honors the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors of children’s books, Dr. Seuss (1904-1991). This year marked the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Day, an initiative launched by the National Education Association as…

Deerwood Students Walk to Bring Awareness to Poverty

Even before the holiday season started, students at Deerwood Academy already had the spirit of giving. Last month they took to the streets – or at least the driveways and walkways around the school campus – to raise awareness to the plight of the less fortunate among them in the community. For the third consecutive…

APS psychologists committed to helping children thrive

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer School psychologists are among the army of educational professionals dedicated to ensuring a child’s complete well-being at Atlanta Public Schools, but you probably aren’t fully aware of their role in a student’s life. APS is recognizing the incredible work being done by its 22 school psychologists during National School Psychology…

Atlanta Public Schools Appoints 22 New Principals

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen introduced the 22 new elementary, middle and high school principals hired for the 2014-15 school year during the Atlanta Board of Education meeting held Monday night. The following principals were appointed to lead APS schools: Tracie Astin South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation & Design Jesse Berger…

Deerwood Academy Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons recently honored Deerwood Academy teacher Rodrick Taplin as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Coach Taplin serves as a Physical Education instructor at Deerwood.  Taplin’s colleague, Aleah Brown, nominated him for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award. “Coach Rodrick Taplin has a genuine concern for the…