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GAE members T.K. Adams Sr. and Louise Adams were
the first inductees into Newton County School System’s
new Educator Hall of Fame on Nov. 13.
T.K. Adams Sr. served as the band director at Cousins
Middle School for 36 years, during which he was fourtime
Teacher of the Year. In addition, Adams founded the
Newton County Community Band in 1993 and served
as director for a number of years.
His wife, Louise Adams, is a retired principal from
Ficquett Elementary School and served as a teacher
at Cousins Middle and Elementary schools, where she
was elected Teacher of the Year. She taught seventh-
and eighth-grade reading at Old Porterdale and was a
reading specialist at New Porterdale before becoming a
reading teacher at Cousins Junior High.
Together, the two were recognized by the Newton
County Chamber of Commerce in 2001 when they were
presented the R.O. Arnold Award. In 2002, they received
the “I Have a Dream Award” in honor of keeping the
dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.
To be inducted to the Newton Educator Hall of Fame,
an educator must have served a minimum of 20 years
in the Newton County School System as a classroom
teacher, administrator, counselor or media specialist.
The educator must be retired from the district for at
least three years and have demonstrated proof of
quality teaching, an evidence of impact or significant
contributions to student success, and involvement
outside the classroom, such as sponsoring or
involvement in extracurricular activities.
LOUISE AND T.K. ADAMS
HALL OF FAME
RECOGNIZING EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
Jan. 8, 2018
Georgia Legislative Session begins
Jan. 26-28, 2018
Professional Teaching and Learning
Feb. 1, 2018
Black History month
Feb. 22, 2018
GAE Day at the Capitol
American Education Week—November 13-17, 2017—presented all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to
celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives
a quality education. Wednesday of American Education Week is ESP Day, celebrating the contributions of Education
Support Professionals (ESP). Senator Jeff Mullis presented a Proclamation, signed by Governor Nathan Deal, declaring
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Education Support Professionals Day.
On hand to receive were top row: Angela Tucker-Holmes, DeKalb; Amanda Johnson, Mary Jo Treccia, Teresa Tapp,
Cobb; Starla Tanner, GAE Director of Government Relations; bottom row: Jatawn Robinson, Atlanta; Senator
Jeff Mullis (R) , Chair Rules Committee; Jeanette Kimber, Gwinnett. Not pictured: Mark Perez, GAE UniServ Director.
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