Fulton County Schools’ (FCS) third annual Realtor Breakfast was held earlier this month for the South Fulton community at A. Philip Randolph Elementary School. The event brought realtors and educators together to network and learn about the advantages of attending Fulton County schools.
Director of Community Relations Samantha Maxey, who coordinated the events, said that one of the benefits of the strategic gatherings is that it affords area realtors an opportunity to learn about the schools so they are informed when selling homes to potential clients.
“Realtors are often the first people homebuyers meet in local communities, and these breakfasts allow FCS leaders to extend a welcoming hand several times throughout the school year to keep the realtor community up-to-date on current information about their schools,” Maxey said. At the breakfast, Area Superintendents Dr. Gyimah Whitaker of the South Learning Community led a panel discussion that featured students, community partners, parents and educators. Following the presentation, the realtors had an opportunity to ask questions and take a school tour.
Principals were also on hand to share achievements and information about their schools. In South Fulton, Dr. Jason Stamper, principal of Woodland Middle School, talked about making the school feel safe, like an embassy, for students to excel. Kiana Pinckney, Fulton’s Overall Teacher of the Year and a Palmetto Elementary School teacher, enthusiastically shared that schools want students to believe in themselves, adding that after researching FCS, she knew she wanted to teach at Palmetto Elementary. Tri-Cities High School’s Magnet Director Dr. Tiffany Mingo said that having a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) magnet program attracts professional talent like actor and choreographer Debbie Allen, who presents a yearly workshop and is one of the school’s most dedicated volunteers. Adding his experience as a Tri-Cities High School senior, Aaron Guy told realtors, “We have people who come in and show us what it’s like to be in the career we want to be in.”
Similar breakfast events have been held in Sandy Springs and other parts of North Fulton. Dr. Whitaker felt the breakfast was a success and helped bring business leaders closer with the school community.
“We want residents of Fulton County to say our school district is their district of choice,” she said.
PHOTO: South Fulton school leaders get ready to share information about their schools at the realtors breakfast (Credit: Fulton County Schools)