Tag: student success

Mental Health Matters to Kids Too!

“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” May is Mental Health Awareness Month and kids are saying, “don’t forget about us”! Mental health awareness and wellness is important for people of all ages. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, our special guest for this blog feature is Ms. Tracy Johnson. ProfessorJBA: Welcome to EdLanta Tracy!…

I Choose You! #NationalCollegeSigningDay

“Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square!” – Michelle Obama On National College Signing Day we are celebrating higher education and encouraging students across the Nation to go college. As an Educator, I believe it is critically important to encourage, empower and expose students in grades K-12 to college. Higher education is something that our society should…

The Need for the Dream: 50 Years Later

Education is key to fulfilling Dr. King’s dream! Van Roekel   50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and there is still a need for us to fulfill his Dream in schools and communities across the Nation. Dr. King spoke of the importance education in the advanced of not only colored people, but all people. However,…

The Debate Continues: The Ongoing Feud Between the Public Schools

We can support school choice and advocate for the equality and improvement of all schools! – Charter School Parent/Public School Alumni  As legislators are looking at House Bills that will impact education in Georgia, there are many advocacy campaigns that are using negative language and messaging against traditional public schools in the name of school choice. It’s always a small group of people…

Does Equity in Education Really Exist?

“Education must not simply teach work, it must teach life.+- W.E.B. DuBois  We should have equality in all our schools. Equity allows all students to be treated the same and having access to highly enriched educational resources. Education is life building, not simply passing a test and building good academic data. in 2017, we must ask ourselves what equity in education truly looks like…

Girls Will Run the World

I recently had the privilege of being the 2017 Ivy Preparatory Kirkwood Academy 8th Grade Promotional Exercise Speaker. At the request of veteran Educator, Dr. Charcia Nichols who serves as the school Principal, I began to gather words for the theme, “The World Awaits You!” Here’s my message to the scholars, parents and stakeholders as to why the world awaits our girls;…