Atlanta Families' Awars for Excellence in Education

Welcome to Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education


The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders each year and has expanded its reach for the 2015-2016 school year to include the following five Metro Atlanta school districts: Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools.


The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education was conceived as a way to recognize the “best of the best” in Atlanta education. By recognizing excellent educators each year, the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education hopes to retain excellent teachers and school leaders, inspire other educators to transform their craft, and increase the public’s awareness of educator and student success across metro-Atlanta.

Educators in metro- Atlanta receive this award by demonstrating excellence in three areas:
     • Raising student achievement
     • Enhancing students’ self-esteem
     • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders for the benefit of students.

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).

Since 2006, the AFAEE has granted awards to 97 educators, their classrooms and schools. This year, we will recognize another amazing cohort of educators in both Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County, thanking them for their excellent service to metro children.