For the past several years, Brownieland Pictures has partnered with Teach On Project (TOP) – formerly Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) – to honor outstanding teachers and administrators who go above and beyond to educate our children.
Check out this video of one of the 2016 TOP award winners, Mini’imah Shaheed, Principal of KIPP STRIVE Primary School in Atlanta Public Schools, for the Entrepreneurial Farmers Market.
AFAEE understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. TOP knows that excellent educators must remain in classrooms and schools in order to elevate the profession as a whole, and to attract like-minded educators to our region.
The AFAEE’s merit-based awards program has a rigorous application process designed to identify educators demonstrating increases in student achievement, enhancement of student self esteem, and collaboration with community stakeholders. Each teacher and school leader winner is awarded $7,500 that 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). In 2015, the AFAEE expanded its impact to include five districts in Metro-Atlanta: Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and Gwinnett County Public Schools.