On August 29th, 2018 Ackerman Security Systems sponsored and co-hosted the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards Dinner! This event honored ten innovative metro-Atlanta teachers who make a difference in their student's lives by teaching necessary information in creative ways. Every teacher had been nominated by a student, fellow teacher or loved one who saw 1st-hand the impact these talented instructors have on their classes.
In an effort to highlight the need for school security, Ackerman aired a video featuring parents of survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. A representative from Ackerman stated, "there is no greater importance than keeping our teachers and students safe while they are at school."
More than 200 public and private school teachers for grades kindergarten through 12 were nominated for the award. The winners were selected by a panel of three independent academic leaders, who represent local universities and Georgia’s professional education standards.
These gifted educators create a positive learning environment by implementing new and exciting ways to teach the curriculum. By thinking outside of the box, these rock stars reach a diverse student population and keep their scholars engaged!
Below are the 2018 Celebrating Teachers Awards Recipients:
Chelsea Cook, Dynamix DeKalb District Honor Orff Ensemble
Robert Katz, Norcross High School
Stephanie Spencer, Sagamore Hills Elementary School
Cicely Lewis, Meadowcreek High School
Kara Cowdrick, Charles Brant Chesney Elementary School
Celeste McNeil Clark, KIPP STRIVE Academy
Carrie Beth Rykowski, Vickery Creek Middle School
Margaret Garth, Chattahoochee High School
Jason Carr, Rocky Mount Elementary School
Emily Lamos, Elkins Pointe Middle School
Nick B. with Ackerman stated," The safety of our teachers, students and administrators is pertinent to the education of our students. If you would like to learn more about securing you or your child's school, please call us now. In this day in time, we can’t leave the safety of our loved ones up to chance. "