In 2014, roughly

half a million teachers left the field of education in the United States. Of the many new teachers who enter the field each year, 40-50% of them will leave the classroom within the first five years of their career.


Making a positive impact on student success by investing in, energizing, and retaining excellent educators. 




Excellent educators are critical in ensuring strong academic outcomes for students.

Educators' impact and achievements go largely unrecognized and many educators are not fully empowered to support their students.

Through recognition, empowerment, and financial support, excellent educators can multiply the impact of their efforts and elevate the quality of public education in Metro Atlanta.


Board of Directors

CHAIR, Ben Portman, Morgan Stanley

VICE CHAIR, Sal Arora, McKinsey & Company 
TREASURER,  Wilson Kieffer, eWaste, ePlanet


Katie McDowell Post, The Lovett School
Jacob Tzegaegbe, Via

Michael Davis,

Ted Griffith, Eco Terra Partners

Executive Director

Lora Hawk

District Liasons

Leilani Esmond, Gwinnett County Schools
Carla Murphy, Fulton County Schools
Dr. Sherry Everett, DeKalb County Schools
Joi Hunter, Atlanta Public Schools

Kim Blass, Marietta City Schools
Dr. Kevin Daniel, Cobb County Schools