• NAMING COMMITTEES

    The Atlanta Board of Education recognizes that the selection of a name for a facility is a vital component of its public image. The board will proceed with care and will ensure that the name selected will reflect honorably on the Atlanta Public Schools and the community. When a facility is to be named or a name change is proposed, the board chair shall appoint a special committee to consider nominations and make a recommendation to the board. The committee shall comprise five (5) to seven (7) members and shall include the board member and the City Council member representing the district in which the facility is located. Other members of the committee may include, but are not limited to, representatives of the following groups: the Neighborhood Planning Unit, school or district administration, and school or cluster parent groups.

    POLICY FDC Naming and Renaming of APS Facilities

    David T. Howard Naming Committee

    • Leslie Grant | District 1 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Michelle Olympiadis | District 3 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education
    • Amir Farokhi | District Two Representative, Atlanta City Council
    • Gloria Williams | Howard High School Alumnus 
    • Kevin Maxwell | Inman Middle School Principal
    • Rebecca Rice | NPU-M Representative
    • Alison Amoroso | GO Team - Inman Middle School

    Walter L. Parks Naming Committee

    • Eshè Collins | District 6 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Joyce Sheperd | District 12 Representative, Atlanta City Council
    • Stephanie Flowers| NPU- V 
    • Johnny Floyd | Pittsburgh Community Neighborhood Association 
    • Tasharah Wilson | Principal, Atlanta College and Career Academy
    • Natalie Keiser | Annie E. Casey Foundation, Atlanta Civic Site
    • Jamar Jeffers | Atlanta Technical College

    Henry W. Grady Naming Committee

    • Leslie Grant | District 1 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Amir Farokhi | District 2 Representative, Atlanta City Council
    • Carrie MacBrien |Assistant Principal, Grady High School
    • Celeste Beal | Grady High School Alumnus
    • Courtney Smith | NPU-E Representative
    • Janet Kinard | Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS) Representative
    • Jay Hammond | Student, Grady High School

    Joseph E. Brown Middle School 

    • Aretta Baldon | District 2 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Cleta Winslow | District 4 Representative, Atlanta City Council
    • Tiauna Crooms | Principal, Brown Middle School
    • Davida Huntley | Washington Cluster Advocate
    • Angela Brown | Community Advocate 
    • Kimberly Scott | NPU-T
    • Wendy Wilson | Parent, Brown Middle School 

    Forrest Hill Academy

    • Eshè Collins | District 6 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Joyce Sheperd | District 12 Representative, Atlanta City Council
    • Dr. Zawadaski Robinson| Principal, The Forrest Hill Academy
    • Anne Phillips | NPU-Z
    • Kendra Latimore | Fulton County Juvenile Court
    • Michael Hopkins | NPU-X
    • Rasheda Cain | Parent, The Forrest Hill Academy 

    Grady Stadium Naming Committee

    • Michelle Olympiadis | District 3 Representative, Atlanta Board of Education (Chair)
    • Andre Dickens | Post 3 At Large, Atlanta City Council
    • Jasper Jewell | Director of Athletics, Atlanta Public Schools
    • Debbie Skopczynski | Chair, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board and NPU-F
    • Valerie Williams | Atlanta Council of PTAs