Education

 

North Fulton boasts nationally recognized public schools, world-class private schools,and many institutions for higher education, ensuring all students in the area the opportunity to receive a quality education.

Fulton County Schools

Private, independent, and parochial schools

Colleges & Universities:

 

Education Committee

Chair: Paul Anderson, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, 770.442.5333

Chamber Contact: Debbie Ryals, 678.397.0556

 

Our Mission

Promote economic development and workforce readiness in the North Fulton community by supporting the education system to include students, educators, and institutions.  The Committee strives to help form partnerships between North Fulton schools and businesses.

 

Events for 2014

 

Business Partner of the Year Award

The Committee recognizes outstanding partnerships between North Fulton schools and local businesses.  Awards are given annually in both the large and small business categories at a special awards recognition event - date to be announced.  The partnering schools receive $250 each.  Winners in 2013 were:

Friends of the Alpharetta Library – Partner in Education with Alpharetta Elementary

Northside Hospital Foundation – Partner in Education with Northwood Elementary.

High School Valedictorian Recognition

The Committee recognizes North Fulton’s high school valedictorians with awards given at a special awards recognition event - date to be announced. 

Partner in Education Connection Event

The Committee hosts a connection event each fall to educate both local businesses and schools about how to form a partnership and get the most out of it.  We stress that the partnership is a two-way street and successful partnerships are more about time and service than money.

Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition

The Committee will partner with Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, a regional architecture and engineering firm, to coordinate the third annual Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition. Local high school students collect non-perishable food items and build an artistic structure from what they collect. The competition will be held at North Point Mall.  The collected food will be given to North Fulton Community Charities.

Principal for a Day

The Committee helps promote Fulton County School System’s Principal for a Day program and encourages participation by the local business community. Typically held during National Education Week, the Principal for a Day program allows a community leader to shadow a principal and encourages that community leader to invite the principal to do the same at the business person’s workplace.

Partner in Education
Partnership of the Year Award

In recognition of the many outstanding partnerships being formed between North Fulton businesses and our local schools, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, through its Education Committee, established an award for the Partnership of the Year.

Nominations for the 2014 Partner in Education Partnership of the Year Award will begin in early 2014. Winners for both small and large businesses will be announced at a special event - date to be announced. With questions or for more information, contact dryals [at] gnfcc [dot] com (Debbie Ryals) | 678-397-0556.

2013 Winners

Friends of the Alpharetta Library – Partner in Education with Alpharetta Elementary

Northside Hospital Foundation – Partner in Education with Northwood Elementary

2012 Winners

Studio 7 Photography, LLC – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Duke Realty – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

2011 Winners

Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Ocee Elementary School

Elavon – Partner in Education with Lake Forest Elementary

2010 Winners

Z Pizza – Partner in Education with Findley Oaks Elementary

Nordson Corporation Foundation – Partner in Education with Northview High School

2009 Winners

Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Alpharetta High School

Bank of North Georgia – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy