Our long-time partner, the Atlanta Families Awards for Excellence in Education asked us back for another year of honoring local educators and the amazing work they are doing for children. Traveling over 200 miles to the various schools throughout metro Atlanta, we were able to meet these marvelous educators, administrators, and their students. AFAEE helps to celebrate educators through awarding grants for projects and professional development. These outstanding educators are honored every year in a ceremony at The Carter Center, and Brownieland created the video profiles to showcase their dedication and commitment to all of metro Atlanta’s children.
The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. 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.