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

Vice Chair: Geoff Smith, Assurance Financial, 770.674.1433

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.  LIKE us on Facebook and utilize the social networking site to connect your business with the schools nearby! List the business resources you would like to share and connect with schools in need on the North Fulton Partners in Education Facebook site!

 

Events for 2015

 

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. scheduled this year for May 27 at King's Ridge Christian School. The partnering schools receive $250 each.  Nominations for the 2015 award will be accepted until April 15. Download a nomination form HERE. Winners in 2014 were:

  1. Play 60 - Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

  2. Perimeter Insurance Agency – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

  3. Harry's Farmers Market - Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

Partner in Education EXPO

The Committee hosts a connection event each year 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. Click HERE for more info the 2015 North Fulton Partners in Education Expo, scheduled for Friday, February 27 at DeKalb Office.

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 fourth 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 2015 competition will be held on Saturday, November 7 at North Point Mall, with all collected food being donated 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.

The 2015 Partner in Education Partnership of the Year Award winners will be named at a special awards ceremony on May 27 at King's Ridge Christian School. Winners for both small and large businesses will be announced at that event. Download a nomination form HERE. With questions or for more information, contact dryals [at] gnfcc [dot] com (Debbie Ryals) | 678-397-0556.

2014 Winners

Play 60 – Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Perimeter Insurance Agency – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Harry's Farmers Market – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

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