Love and resources to support and surround APS.
I moved to Atlanta after law school and have worked in the Atlanta business and non-profit communities for over two decades. This city is our home and when we became parents, we embraced our neighborhood public school. In our nine years as an APS family, we have met incredible educators, support staff, coaches and families. We celebrate this tremendous public school community.
Since our son's Kindergarten year at E. Rivers Elementary, I have sought out leadership volunteer roles to support the school's focus on nurturing an environment where kids would grow and thrive. From room parent to Talent Show Chair, I have seen students make memories and embrace opportunities to develop their own leadership. As a PTA Vice-President and then Co-President, I saw the power of our community working side-by-side to support the goals, vision and pledge of equity within our school. As the Public Relations and Social Media Chair for Sutton Middle School, I saw the depth and breadth of opportunities available to Sutton's 1600+ students. Now, I serve both as a Co-Chair for North Atlanta High School's PR and Social Media as well as a C0-Liaison for our new 9th Grade class.
I have served on the Board of North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools (NAPPS) since 2015. As the Co-President of NAPPS for the past two years, I know fostering relationships across our district and with our Superintendent and our Board of Education drives the greater good for ALL students in APS. Currently, as the Co-Chair of Communications for NAPPS, I fully support the mission of this group which is to increase community awareness and support for our North Atlanta cluster schools, ultimately resulting in a high student retention rate from Kindergarten through 12th-grade.
We have an opportunity to invest our time and energy earlier and longer in our neighborhood schools including each and every student to ensure they are college, career and life-ready. By expanding our resources, we strengthen the entire ecosystem that surrounds our neighborhood schools and students.
We can do this. We can do it with heart and we can do it together.