AFAEE awarded $75,000 to support APS in one day!
Alison Shelton, principal at Centennial Place Elementary, was one of ten given the surprise honor and awarded for her work at the Midtown cluster school.
Other 2013 AFAEE winners included:
Jennifer Hall – Joseph E. Brown Middle School, seventh & eighth grades gifted language arts teacher
Corendis Hardy– Frederick Douglass High School, French and world literature teacher
Dwight Ho-Sang – KIPP WAYS Academy, principal
Jenny Lockwood – Springdale Park Elementary, fourth grade teacher
Kelly Petrello – Garden Hills Elementary, fifth grade teacher
Tiffany Stembridge-Taylor – Booker T. Washington High School, math teacher
Amber Stewart – KIPP STRIVE and KIPP Vision Academies, gifted education teacher
Brianne Turgeon – Springdale Park Elementary, music & chorus teacher
Haena Yoo – Charles L. Gideons Elementary, first grade teacherAFAEE has granted over a million and a half dollars to APS educators, their classrooms and schools over the last eight years.
Each winner was awarded $7,500, which includes funding for a school project of the winner’s choice ($3,500), funding for a professional development opportunity to increase the winner’s effectiveness in the school or classroom ($1,500) and a personal stipend ($2,500).
Some were surprised by a knock at their door in the middle of a lesson, some had lunch brought in by Chick-fil-A and others were summoned to a last minute “meeting.” Winners were celebrated with balloons, over-sized checks, t-shirts for their students, and special guests.
“The Atlanta Families’ board and selection committee were blown away by the commitment, talent, creativity and passion of these 10 educators,” said Katie McDowell, co-founder and president of AFAEE. “We look forward to watching how these grant dollars will be used by the winners to make a long-term positive impact on the lives of their students while strengthening Atlanta Public Schools from the inside out.”