Opinion / Editorial
Educators Making a Difference: AFAEE Award recognizes Mrs. Corendis Hardy
November 1, 2013Douglass High School
The local nonprofit Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) surprised Madame Corendis Hardy Tuesday by recognizing her as one of 10 Atlanta Public Schools’ educators named 2013 AFAEE winners. The award honors outstanding educators in APS in a way that informs and engages the community.
AFAEE worked quietly with Douglass administrators to surprise Hardy, and on Tuesday, the shocked teacher received balloons, an over-sized check for $7,500 and t-shirts for her students. The $7,500 monetary award includes $1,500 to fund a professional development opportunity, a $2,500 personal stipend and $3,500 to fund her Language Enrichment Program.
I plan to use the money for a literacy program,” said Hardy. “Perhaps also books on tape and other reading materials needed to support student learning.”
Excerpt taken from Talk Up APS