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Cleveland Avenue Elementary School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Cleveland Avenue Elementary School teacher Rita Simmons as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Dec. 10, 2013 during a surprise school assembly. Simmons is an instructor in the Atlanta school’s Gifted and Talent Development program and the district’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. “I have known Rita Simmons for…

Atlanta Public Schools Names Rita Simmons 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. Simmons received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Florida A & M State University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in…

The Atlanta Falcons Honor Centennial Teacher Thomas Bussey as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

On September 13th, Centennial Place Elementary School’s third-grade teacher Thomas Bussey was honored during a surprise assembly by Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons. “There are many instances I can cite of Thomas Bussey’s dedication to the education of Centennial Place Elementary School students,” said Chastity Williams, a teaching colleague. “Mr. Bussey writes and implements…