Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Teachers are the apple of our eyes! – Students 

This week’s feature includes a triple threat for student success! I am featuring and saluting three educational leaders I have the honor of working along side of and supporting. Dr. Marqual Woolfolk, Principal of M. Agnes Jones Elementary School; Dr. Charcia Nichols, Principal of Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood Campus and soon to be Dr. Davion Lewis, Executive Director of the current Latin College Prep in East Point, Georgia.

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School is my community school in which my family, our foundation and neighbors have supported for many years. M. Agnes Jones sits in the Ashview Heights/Historic Washington Park community right next door to the Atlanta University Center (home of Morris Brown, Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta University and ITC).

Dr. Woolfolk shared these thoughts about why she believes celebrating teachers is key to school culture. Each day, teachers will be thanked during morning announcements over the intercom.

Teacher Appreciation is important to me because teachers are game changers. When teachers connect with students and build strong academic and social emotional supports, students thrive. Teachers make the difference! – Marqual Woolfolk 

She has planned something for everyday this week to celebrate the teachers and educators of M.A. Jones. My hat goes off to this team that goes above and beyond faithfully educating the children within my community. We are so appreciative of their innovation and dedication to excellence.

Monday – Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Coffee
Tuesday – Lunch Jason’s Deli Kickball game after school (MAJ vs TAG)- Food provided
Wednesday – Fruit, lite snacks and Water
Thursday – Hot Dog Bar
Friday – Gift Bag in box Healthy Snacks (Breakfast Bar, popcorn, chips, cookies, fruit snack, peppermint)

“Teaching is the only profession that teaches all other professions.”

Davion Lewis has been on the move since he has become the Executive Director of now both Latin College Prep and Latin Grammar School located in East Point, Georgia. Teacher Appreciation Week for LCP and LGS is something that Mr. Lewis wanted to ensure was done in a major way for the staff. As an upcoming Charter leader in Georgia, Davion is setting the bar very high with rebranding and changing the operational methods of the school to ensure excellence. I am honored to work under his leader as we are truly turning around scholar and school success!

MondayMay 7th @ 7:00 am, Main Office Conference Room

Breakfast (Chick-fil-A) for all staff & LGS PTO Carwash for LGS staff

TuesdayMay 8th @ 11:00 am-1:30 pm, Main Office Copy Room

Lunch from Simplee Amazing (Taco Bar) for all staff & LGS PTO event for LGS staff

WednesdayMay 9th @ 2:00 pm, Main Office Front Desk, Early Dismissal and Cup-cake Pops pick up

ThursdayMay 10th @ 12 Noon Main Office back copy area

Fresh Smoothie bar from Simplee Amazing for all staff

FridayMay 11th @ All day, Main Office Conference Room

Snack Attack Station (full of sweet treats) and special treat for all staff

Dr. Charcia Nichols, is the amazing Principal leading teaching and learning at the Ivy Prep Academy at Kirkwood. Talk about a school leader turning around schools! I’m so proud of the work that she has done with her  Assistant Principal, teachers and parents to turn around scholar success.

Teachers are the beacons for our scholars. – Charcia Nichols 

Teachers make the magic happen every day in the classroom. They make smiles magically appear and make all the challenges outside of the school disappear. Teachers are the special sauce to the recipe we all success in schools. They give their time, heart and talent to ensuring teaching and learning happen every day. Teacher appreciation week is every week at Ivy! I’m thankful for these words from Dr. Nichols and her commitment to excellence. She is celebrating her teachers every day this week with something special ending the week with a Fish Fry on Friday. We like to educate and celebrate at Ivy.

THANK YOU to all teachers across the Nation and our special guests for sharing the importance of Teacher Appreciation!

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Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.

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