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The Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that honors outstanding teachers, administrators, and students by annually presenting awards and grants.


Dr. Eunice Kang, Clarke Central High School

2019 Bank of America Fine Arts Grant Recipient

“I believe that observing live performances by world class artists of diverse colors and backgrounds should be mandatory for all student musicians.” 

Foundation News

FFE Announces 2023 Award Winners

Downs Family District Services Award

Dwayne Lawrence - Oglethorpe Ave Elementary

Vicki Millsap - Hilsman Middle


Michael Peter Horvat Secondary Coaches Award

Markise Foote - Coile Middle 


Martha Comer  Chair for Languages Award

Marina Doneda - Barrow Elementary


Thomas H. Whitehead Chair for Teachers of Science Award

Adam Lee - Clarke Central High 


Joan D. Humphries Excellence in Teaching Award

Jodi Bolgla - Clarke Central High


Ken Sherman Double Century Excellence in Teaching Award

Rebecca Floyd - Cedar Shoals High


Ann M. Schindel Chair for Teachers of Mathematics Award

Brandt Hacker - Cedar Shoals High


Cardee Kilpatrick Chair for Middle School Teachers Award

Conor Naughton - Hilsman Middle


Frieda M. Thomas Teacher of Promise Award

Nicholas Kelly - Hilsman Middle

Montu Miller - Cedar Shoals High


Seasoned Teacher Award

Jennifer Jones - Whitehead Road Elementary


Kathryn H. Hug Instructional Leadership Award

Pam Garcia - Fowler Drive Elementary


Howard B. Stroud Community Service Award

Alex Borges - Instructional Services

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Contributing to Excellence through Food, Friends, and Community: FFE BBQ 2020


"Great teaching doesn’t just happen.”

Conor Naughton, Hilsman Middle School

2018 Frieda M. Thomas Teacher of Promise Award Recipient


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