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Hollis Receives Lü Interactive Playground to Help Build STEM Initiatives

Math, but make it fun! Hollis Innovation Academy students received a Lü Interactive Playground thanks to AT&T and the Westside Future Fund! The telecommunications company, has donated $200,000 towards the $16.4M pledge from Westside Future Fund. The contribution supports STEM-based education at Hollis Innovation Academy. The Lü Interactive Playground is self described as a system…

APS Office of Partnerships Welcomes Two Team Members

Upenda Dubose is celebrating her ninth year with Atlanta Public Schools and is excited about her new position as partnerships manager within the Office of Partnerships and Development. She brings a wealth of diverse experiences from both the corporate and education sectors. Most recently, Dubose served as project manager for Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy- the first…

We Are APS: CSKYWLA Social Worker Named ‘Hunger Hero’

Latanya Farrar is a hero to many – especially to those families of students at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) and B.E.S.T. Academy. Farrar, who serves as school social worker and pantry coordinator with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (AFCB), recently received the Hunger Hero Award by the Atlanta Community Food Bank…

We Are APS: Derrick Mosley

Brown Middle School English/language arts teacher Derrick Mosley spent five amazing weeks in Tanzania this summer examining the country’s educational system and immersing himself in African culture and tradition as part of the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Program. As a Fulbright-Hays fellow, Mosley worked with a group of teachers from across the country to design and create…

Meet Dobbs Elementary School’s New Principal

ABOUT Tiffany M. Ragin is the new principal at John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School, located in the South Atlanta Cluster. Ragin has served as assistant principal at Dobbs and will embark on this journey as principal with more than 20 years of service to Atlanta Public Schools. As assistant principal at Dobbs from 2016 to…