Congratulations Mr. Gregory Coleman, Winner of the Atlanta Families’ Award 2010!

The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education supports the transformation of Atlanta Public Schools by recognizing the achievements of outstanding teachers and principals, inspiring other educators to increase their effectiveness, and increasing the public’s awareness of Atlanta Public Schools’ growing success.

Parkside, as those of us who are parents there know, is a school with a tradition of excellence.  Achievement is not limited to the students at Parkside but can also be found in our classroom teachers.  Congratulations to 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Gregory Coleman, for winning the prestigious Atlanta Families Award for 2010!

The 2008-2009 Parkside Teacher of the Year, Mr. Coleman moved from 2nd to 3rd grade this year, taking his entire class with him.  Those students, along with Mr. Coleman, will participate in a fabulous learning adventure in Savannah, Georgia as a part of this award.

The Fifth Annual Atlanta Families’ Award Celebration will take place Thursday, March 4th at the East Lake Golf Club.

Below is the full list of winners

Principals
Anthony Dorsey – Richard Nathaniel Fickett Elementary School
Cassandra Miller-Ashley – Charles Walter Hill-John Hope Elementary School
Lucious Brown – John Fitzgerald Kennedy Middle School
Melody Morgan – Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Teachers
Claudia Abboud – East Lake Elementary School
Cathy Carter – West Manor Elementary School
Gregory Coleman – Parkside Elementary School
Deirdre Denis – Whitefoord Elementary School
Kenya Greer – Cascade Elementary School
Erin Quackenbush – William J. Scott Elementary School
Nza Willingham – Morris Brandon Elementary School
Lyndsey Collins – Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Rendell Jackson – Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Tiarra Moore – Crawford Williamson Long Middle School
E. Vincent Martinez – Henry W. Grady High School
Sergio Rodriguez – Henry W. Grady High School

The Atlanta Education Fund reports, Twelve APS elementary, middle and high school teachers and four principals have been awarded a total of $120,000 through the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence for their dedication to education.

Each award winner received a check for $7,500 during surprise presentations held at their respective schools today.  The award money is designated for educational projects, professional development and personal use.

The winners were selected from among dozens of applicants based on their individual efforts to spearhead student achievement, increased student self-esteem and strong collaboration with key stakeholders.

Greg Coleman speaks with Congressman John Lewis during the Mock Election at Parkside Elementary

Photo Credits: Tammy Garnes

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