2010 Teacher Winner
School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Health and PE
Project: Swim Team
Mr. Jackson implemented an aquatics program, which included the first Atlanta Public Schools’ middle school swim team meet at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School. His project exposed students to the benefits of swimming beyond recreation, as they learned fundamental skills and safety techniques. The project was based on GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow, which is a program designed to prepare 11- to 14-year-olds for Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. With the rest of his project award, Mr. Jackson was also able to provide the school and students with swimsuits, swim caps, goggles and towels.