Stonewall Tell Elementary Ambassadors welcomed a group of realtors to their school recently, offering a first-hand look at academic achievements and educational programs offered by the Fulton County School System.
Principal Philip Hammonds welcomed attendees to the FCS Realtor Breakfast, which included other principals and staff from South Fulton schools — all prepared to share success stories from their respective schools and serve as a resource for realtors.
Dr. Gyimah Whitaker, Area Executive Director, South Learning Community, presided over the event and introduced panelists Kimberly Jonny, Westlake Teacher of the Year; Ahkima Bigbee, Creekside High School Governance Council; Joel Atky, The Atky Team; Banneker Principal Dr. Duke Bradley; and MacEva Wright, Senior, Langston Hughes High School.
Wright, a South Fulton legacy student who attended elementary through high school in Fulton County, said, “This is my home.” Wright has been accepted to Auburn University and is one of a record number of South Fulton seniors who will be attending college in the fall.
In addition to focusing on the district’s academic success, the meeting also offered an opportunity to discuss school safety following the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL. FCS Police Chief Mark Sulborski introduced attendees to the FCS app, sharing information about a Quick Tip function that allows users to anonymously report threatening or suspicious behavior.
Additionally, panel participant Joel Atky made a surprise announcement at the breakfast. “My wife and I will provide scholarships to students in South Fulton,” he said. One realtor added, “We need to do more. Let’s form a group that can volunteer and help these schools.”
The breakfast was courtesy of the FCS College and Career Academy, led by Chef Kimberly of the CCA culinary program. For more on the Realtor Breakfast, contact Samantha Maxey at firstname.lastname@example.org.