About Us

Who We Are

The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation, founded in October 2010, is a non-profit, tax exempt, philanthropic organization of citizens from the Atlanta Community who share a vision of enhancing education in the Atlanta ISD.

The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation is composed of a volunteer Board of Directors working to increase private support to fund creative and innovative educational programs for students in Atlanta ISD.

The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation’s task is twofold:

  • Continue the level of grant funding available to teachers each year
  • Eventually grow an Endowment Fund to a self-sustaining level

Our Goals

  • Encourage all students to work to their highest potential
  • Support staff for innovative efforts
  • Recognize exemplary teaching
  • Continue building community awareness and support of the Atlanta ISD Education Foundation
  • Inspire parents and community members to participate with the school district in enriching teaching

Our Purpose

The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation has been created to support the educational programs for the students and staff of the Atlanta Independent School District. The Foundation will provide funds for educational programs and activities which have not been funded by the normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence, and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations.

Our Mission

Atlanta ISD Education Foundation Mission Statement:
The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation will generate and distribute resources to the Atlanta Independent School District for programs and projects that enhance the quality of education and provide students with opportunities to become contributing citizens in our democratic society and in our increasingly complex world.

The Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:

  • Encourage all students to work to their highest potential
  • Support staff for creative and innovative efforts
  • Recognize staff for exemplary teaching
  • Build community awareness for the Atlanta ISD Education Foundation
  • Inspire parents and community to participate with the school district in enriching education

Our Scope

The Atlanta ISD Education Foundation…

  • is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic organization of citizens
  • shares a vision of enhancing education in Atlanta ISD
  • works to increase support for educational activities in Atlanta ISD
  • fosters creative approaches to education through innovative teaching grants and involvement
  • awards Foundation funds through volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and educational leaders

Board of Directors


Executive Officers
Chastity Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor
Vice President:
Keri Richardson
Joe Richardson Insurance, Inc.
Vice President:
Susie O’Kelley
Registered Nurse
Sidney Harrist
AISD Superintendent
Marilyn Cobb
Assistant Superintendent
Atlanta ISD
Executive Director:
Kim Watkins Miller
Retired School Counselor
Steven Smith
Smith Properties
Dylan Thompson
Dylan Thompson Wealth Management
Charlotte Stanley
Retired Teacher, AISD
Board of Trustees AISD
Foundation Directors
Danny Addington
Gwen Anderson
Bowie-Cass Electric
Stephanie Casteel Terry
Dunbar Early Education Center, Texarkana ISD
Preston Caver
Certified Public Accountant
Patrick Collins
Walmart Corporation
 Dr. Adam Cox
Family Eye Care Clinic
 Peggy Cullins
Retired Teacher, AISD
Tammie Duncan
Tammie Duncan School of Dance
Margaret Fitts
Atlanta ISD
Dr. Lanny Giesler
 Angie Grissom
Clements Realty
Mike Hanner
Hanner Funeral Service and Insurance
Dr. Kristi Henderson
Physician, Ellington Memorial Clinic
Linda Hill
Director, Wesley House
Raphaelle Huckaby
Community Supervisor & Corrections Department
 Pam Huffman
Huffman Petroleum
Pam Lincoln
Cass County Extension Agency
Cynthia Maxie Henderson
Bowie-Cass Electric
Director of AISD Alumni Association  Terri Peace
Jeff Peace Financial
Deanne Simmons
Joel Steger
President, AISD Board of Directors, Offenhauser Insurance

Notices of Agenda of Atlanta Education Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Meetings

Financial Affairs Annual Reports

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