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Meet the APS Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Leslie Harrell-Tumlin, Warren T. Jackson Elementary

Leslie Harrell-Tumlin Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Dr. Lorraine Reich, principal Tamara Cotman, executive director, SRT-4 Leslie Harrell-Tumlin is a 2004 graduate of Furman University where she concurrently completed two bachelor of arts degrees in elementary education and French. Her first teaching assignment led her to an “at-risk” school in rural South Carolina. Two years…

APS honors 2010-11 Teachers of the Year; Brown Middle’s Belita Hamilton wins overall award

Pictured, top row from L-R: Leslie Harrell-Tumlin, Belita Hamilton, Wanda Brown-Cook; Dr. Kathy Augustine; Ann Cramer. Middle row, from L-R: Urban Youth Harp Ensemble; various school teachers of the year; Tamara Cotman with Leslie Tumlin. Bottom row, from L-R: Belita Hamilton; Randolph Bynum and Wanda Brown-Cook; Hilaire Anelone and Belita Hamilton. UPDATE: Watch multi-media coverage including…

Coretta Scott King YWLA students get ‘pearls of wisdom’

Students at Coretta School King Young Women’s Leadership Academy wore evening dresses this morning as the staff presented them with “pearls of wisdom” necklaces in recognition of their transition to high school.  While not a traditional graduation ceremony per se, it was a colorful event on this last day of the school year for most Atlanta…

Morris Brandon Elementary celebrates 2010 opening of Primary Center (K-1)

UPDATE: Watch video of the First Grade Choir performance here. Visit photo gallery here. APS and other distinguished officials cut the ribbon Thursday on the Morris Brandon Elementary‘s Primary Center that opened at the start of the year and serves the growing Buckhead school’s 200-plus kindergarteners and first-graders. The ceremony capped off an unprecedented year of school…

Franklin Lecture Series serves as inspiration for women’s history at CSKYWLA

(UPDATE: For more photos, visit Scott King’s gallery here in the Media Gallery.) Attendees at the third-annual Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series, held Friday morning at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, were treated to a doubleheader of women’s history. Not only did students, faculty, staff and other guests enjoy an inspiring lecture…