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The Teach On Project (TOP) understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the TOP recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders each year from the following six Metro Atlanta school districts: Atlanta Public Schools, Marietta City Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Gwinnett County Public Schools.

2022 TOP Grants Selection Process Timeline*

(*All dates are tentative and subject to be changed according to the needs of the selection committee.)

September 27th Nominations + Applications Open
January 5, 2022 Round 1: Application, project proposal  and accompanied video
February 6, 2022 Round 2: Essay Submissions
March 1- 13 Round 3: Live Observations
March 28-April 1, 2022 Round 4: Final Interviews
April 2022 Grantee Notification
The Teach On Project was conceived as a way to recognize the “best of the best” in Metro Atlanta education. By recognizing excellent educators each year, TOP hopes to retain excellent teachers and school leaders, inspire other educators to transform their craft, and increase the public’s awareness of educator and student success across the region.

Educators in Metro Atlanta receive this award by demonstrating excellence in three areas:
     • Raising student achievement
     • Enhancing students’ self-esteem
     • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders for the benefit of students.

Each teacher and school leader grantee is awarded $7,500 that includes funding for a school project of the grantee’s choice ($3,500), funding for a professional development opportunity to increase the grantee’s effectiveness in the school or classroom ($1,500), and a personal stipend ($2,500).

Since 2006, the TOP has granted awards to 152 educators, their classrooms and schools. This year, we will recognize another amazing cohort of educators for their excellent service to children in our region.