Commitment to Education

Montlick & Associates, WSB-TV & the AFAEE Partner to Support Excellence in Education


2016 AFAEE Awards

At Montlick & Associates, we believe in the power of collaboration to bring about positive change in our schools and our communities. That’s why we’re pleased to sponsor Commitment 2 Education, a unique partnership with Channel 2 and the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). The goal of the AFAEE program is to identify excellent educators across Metro Atlanta, and help them expand their impact through public recognition and financial support.

The 2016 AFAEE Awards were given to 10 educators from 5 school districts. To win, each individual must go through a rigorous application process and demonstrate excellence in three areas: 1) increasing student achievement 2) enhancing student self-esteem and 3) effective collaboration with community stakeholders for the benefit of the students.

In addition to the prestigious honor, each winner receives $7,500 from AFAEE. Portions of each monetary award go towards: 1) supporting a special school project of the winner’s choice 2) funding a professional development opportunity to increase the winner’s effectiveness in the school or classroom and 3) a personal stipend for each winner.

“We are very grateful to the Atlanta Families Awards for Excellence in Education for working tirelessly to elevate the quality of public education in Metro Atlanta. And we extend our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the winners of this prestigious award,” says firm Founder and CEO David Montlick. Since the AFAEE’s inception in 2005, the organization has granted over $2.3 Million to 138 principals and teachers.

View the 10 winners below:

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Toni Bailey

Toni Bailey

School: Druid Hills Middle School
School District: DeKalb County Schools
Position: Visual Arts

Toni Bailey Congratulatory Video



Allison Bridges

Allison Bridges

School: Feldwood Elementary School
School District: Fulton County Schools
Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

Allison Bridges Congratulatory Video



Melinda Butler

Melinda Butler

School: Timber Ridge Elementary School
School District: Cobb County Schools
Position: 1st Grade Teacher



Kathryn Ike

Kathryn Ike

School: Vaughan Elementary School
School District: Cobb County Schools
Position: Special Education Teacher



Nancy Janas

Nancy Janas

School: Mountain View Elementary School
School District: Cobb County Schools
Position: Physical Education Teacher



Karen Lillard

Karen Lillard

School: Beaver Ridge Elementary School
School District: Gwinnett County Schools
Position: Principal



Alicia McHardy

Alicia McHardy

School: Norcross High School
School District: Gwinnett County Schools
Position: Chemistry/Biology Teacher



Mini'imah Saheed

Mini’imah Saheed

School: KIPP STRIVE Primary
School District: Atlanta Public Schools
Position: Principal



Brittny Washington

Brittny Washington

School: Beecher Hills Elementary School
School District: Atlanta Public Schools
Position: 3rd Grade Teacher



Tisha Williamson

Tisha Williamson

School: Starling Elementary School
School District: Gwinnett County Schools
Position: 2nd Grade Teacher


For more information about the AFAEE, how to nominate a teacher, see previous winners and learn how you can support the organization, please visit their website at atlantafamilies.org.

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