We are excited to spread the news that one of our long-time partners, Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) has changed its name to the Teach On Project (TOP)! Even though the name has changed, what remains is this incredible organization’s mission to elevate the quality of public education by identifying excellent educators and empowering them to expand their impact. The new name recaptures who they have always been: an organization dedicated to retaining the best educators in metro Atlanta’s public schools.
Brownieland is honored to have partnered with the Teach On Project over the years traveling around metro Atlanta recognizing exceptional educators and capturing those special moments. We are excited for TOP and look forward to acknowledging more amazing educators and sharing their vision for a brighter future!
Teach On Project’s original name, Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE), came about in 2005 because of one family’s belief that teacher and school leader quality is the largest determinant of students’ opportunity to succeed. Over the last decade, Teach On Project (TOP) has awarded almost $1 million to 130 outstanding teachers and school leaders in five Metro Atlanta districts: Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools. The $7,500 awards include $3,500 towards a class or school project, $2,500 personal stipend, and $1,500 toward the educator’s professional development. Winners are chosen through a rigorous selection process that seeks to determine the educator’s impact on student achievement and self-esteem, and the depth of collaboration with community stakeholders.
1. Excellent educators are critical in ensuring strong academic outcomes for students,
2. their impact and achievements go largely unrecognized, and many educators are not fully empowered to support their students, and
3. that through recognition, empowerment, and financial support, excellent educators can multiply the impact of their efforts and elevate the quality of public education in metro Atlanta and beyond.
Find out more about the Teach On Project HERE.