Back row L-R: Jay Bland (Morris Brandon ES), Dr. Dominique Merriweather (Sutton MS), Dwight Hutson (Sarah Smith ES), Brent McBride (Warren T. Jackson ES), Curtis Douglas (North Atlanta HS)
Front row L-R: John Waller (E. Rivers ES), Stacey Abbott (Garden Hills ES), Shavaun Mincey (Bolton Academy ES)
North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools (“NAPPS”), was incorporated October 6, 1978, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promote public support for public education in the Northside Atlanta Area.
Our organization, and those of our fellow parent groups throughout our District, have grown and evolved into an ever-present group of dedicated parents striving to enhance quality education in order to support all public school students in the classroom. These groups are instrumental in fostering dialogue and positive change, reaching a wide audience of local and global businesses, City of Atlanta & State of Georgia Executive Leadership, Atlanta Public Schools Administration and City of Atlanta community neighborhoods.
Through these parent groups and their efforts to retain community focus, Atlanta Public Schools (“APS”), has officially recognized and implemented a Cluster Wide Model. This means, each community is structured with one focus in mind: Keeping Communities Together, elementary schools transition into one middle school and progress into one high school.
Mission of NAPPS
Throughout the course of the year, we work with other cluster and community advocacy groups to support the needs of our communities, develop synergies, and share best practices. These partnerships help strengthen our voice when working with our local Board of Education members and APS leaders, in order to take public education to the next level.
Join us in our mission and attend our monthly meetings, get to know our local community schools, Board of Education Members and fellow parents and families. Sign up for our updates, read the APS Live Blog and learn even more about our North Atlanta cluster!