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Excellence in Education Winners, Montlick & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

Visit us each week to view two minute segments from the ABC noon news featuring Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi. We will be covering a wide range of topics to help keep your family safe. These segments are broadcast on WSB-TV in Atlanta. Research shows that most injuries are preventable through safety education and a little extra care, and we are committed to preventing injuries. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family, and don't forget to sign up for our Free Safety Alerts and Legal Tips/Updates.

Atlanta Educators Awarded for Their Excellence

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) understands how critical teacher and leader quality is to ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. In this week’s segment on ABC news, Georgia Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates’ Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress and AFAEE Executive Director, Amber Stewart share a profile of three more of the eleven 2015 Atlanta Families’ Award winners. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more.


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Georgia Accident Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Partners with Channel 2 and AFAEE to Award Eleven Exceptional Atlanta Educators

To help ensure that all children have excellent educators, the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) recognizes and awards outstanding teachers and school leaders each year in Metro-Atlanta. Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, is a proud sponsor of Channel 2’s Commitment to Education, a unique partnership in support of the Atlanta Families’ Awards For Excellence in Education.

This year, 11 winners received the 2015 award by demonstrating excellence in three areas:

  • Raising student achievement
  • Enhancing students’ self-esteem
  • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders for the benefit of students

In this week’s segment on ABC news, three of the eleven winners are profiled:

  • Dave Howland, Founding Principal, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate HS – Atlanta Public Schools
  • Katherine Kelbaugh, Founding Elementary & Middle School Principal, Museum School of Avondale Estates – DeKalb County Schools
  • Carrie Staines, History Teacher, Druid Hills HS – DeKalb County Schools

To learn more about each of the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Education Winners, click here:

Each teacher and school leader winner receives $7,500, which includes funding ($3,500) for a school project of the winners choice, $1,500 in funding for a professional development opportunity to increase the winners’ effectiveness in the school or classroom and a personal stipend of $2,500.

The winner selection process begins with nominations, followed by in-depth applications, classroom observation and finally panel interviews.

“Good teachers and school leaders are the key to student achievement. We are proud to support the efforts of exceptional Atlanta educators and partner with Atlanta Families’ Awards For Excellence in Education”, says Montlick & Associates CEO and Founder, David Montlick.

Since 2006, the AFAEE has awarded 138 teachers and school leaders across Metro Atlanta, including Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Schools.

For over 30 years, the Atlanta Auto Accident Attorneys from Montlick & Associates have been helping families in Georgia and throughout the Southeast get the compensation and benefits they deserve after an accident. In addition to its goal of being the best personal injury law firm in Georgia, Montlick & Associates is also dedicated to giving back to the community through the firm’s extensive public service programs. The firm was recently honored by the Georgia House of Representatives, with the passing of House Resolution 394, “for providing efficient, effective and dedicated services to the citizens of Georgia.”

The experienced personal injury lawyers at Montlick & Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to clients who suffer from all types of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death in Georgia, including rural areas in the state and also across the Southeast. No matter where you are located, the attorneys at Montlick & Associates are just a phone call away and will even come to you. Call 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit online at and use the firm’s Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Commitment to Education

In this week’s segment on ABC News, the Georgia Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates support an Excellence in Education initiative along with Channel 2.

Our Award Winning Community Service Programs

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