Let’s Celebrate Our Teachers!

During National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our dynamic teachers from across the district! 

I really cannot say enough about the importance of our teachers who serve on the front line in our classrooms every school day, educating and preparing our children for a bright future. Teachers provide our students with inspiration and motivation and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. After a child’s parents, no one is more instrumental in their development than a teacher.

2017 APS TOTY at Springdale Park ES

Throughout the week, we plan to shower our teachers with gifts (hand delivery to schools) and surprise giveaways (some directly from me). Some of those gifts will include a free Chick-fil-A on May 8 as well free admission into one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, APS teachers will receive complimentary Museum Admission on Saturday, May 19, 2018 Museum admission includes access to all indoor exhibits as well as 75 acres of outdoor adventures in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Additionally, guests of educators will receive a $3 discount off of museum tickets. Even more, both educators and their guests can add a Giant Screen Movie to their museum ticket for only $5. 


Again, we thank our teachers for all that they do for APS, our community, but, most of all, our students. I truly hope you enjoy your museum visit and enjoy your week! Also, if you’d like to share your National Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations with me on social media, please use the hashtag #ThankATeacher and tag @CarstarphenMJ and @apsupdate!

Join me in sharing the love and giving big hugs to our Champions for Children!!!!!

Below are our 2018 STAR teachers and students.





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