AJC Celebrating Teachers honoree: Emily Lamos

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is proud to announce its annual community recognition program – the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards. We believe the very best of the best are worth honoring and giving them the recognition they deserve. This will be a moment of significant pride for the honoree, their family and school. 

Emily Lamos developed her passion for teaching children with autism and behavioral problems as a paraprofessional in the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS).

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The instructor, who snagged her bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgia State University, held her position at Sweet Apple Elementary School for six years before deciding to try her hand at teaching.

After earning her master of education in multiple and severe disabilities from GSU, she began teaching children with intellectual disabilities and behavior problems in the GNETS program at Elkins Pointe Middle School.

She’s now been there for five years, helping students learn life skills, communication, and replacement behaviors so they will have opportunities for a high quality of life in the future.

That’s not all she wants to accomplish. She is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst to enrich her teaching.