Krissi Davis, an orchestra director at Grady High School, is the 2019-2020 Atlanta Public Schools' Teacher of the Year. APS submitted photo
Photo: Atlanta Public Schools
Photo: Atlanta Public Schools

Grady High School orchestra director named APS Teacher of the Year

The Grady High School orchestra director has been named Atlanta Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

Krissi Davis, a music teacher who has worked as Grady’s orchestra director since 2017, received the award Tuesday at the district’s annual award ceremony that recognizes employees and others who contribute to APS. 

Davis previously worked at APS at Sutton Middle School and has taught in Clayton and Fayette counties. 

She will now represent the Atlanta district in the Georgia Teacher of the Year Awards. The current statewide Teacher of the Year is an APS elementary school teacher. 

Other groups and individuals honored Tuesday include: 

  • Principal of the Year – Eulonda Washington, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy 
  • Assistant Principal of the Year – Joy Antone, Samuel M. Inman Middle School 
  • Students First Award – Michelle Byrdsong-Walker, Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School 
  • Schools First Award – Sara Womack, Coordinator, APS Fine and Performing Arts 
  • GO Teams – Excellence in Leadership - Dr. John Waller, Principal E. Rivers Elementary School 
  • 2019-20 Outstanding GO Team – Hollis Innovation Academy GO Team 
  • District Partner of the Year – Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • 2019-2020 Excellence in Family Engagement Parent Award - Alicia DeCriscio 
  • 2019-2020 Excellence in Family Engagement Community Award - HTI CATALYSTS
  • 2019-2020 Excellence in Family Engagement School-Based Award - Hollis Innovation Academy Family Engagement Leadership team

Cluster partner awards

  • Carver Cluster – OneCoast 
  • Douglass Cluster – Buckhead Church 
  • Grady Cluster – Wheat Street Baptist Church 
  • Jackson Cluster – Wellspring Living 
  • Mays Cluster – Salesforce 
  • North Atlanta Cluster – Station 16 
  • South Atlanta Cluster – Witherite Law Group 
  • Therrell Cluster – The Speak Life Foundation 
  • Washington Cluster – L.E.A.D.

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