(Pictured from left to right) Tucker Smith, Keheley Elementary Principal; Tia Amlett, Principal Barber Middle School;
Amy Johnson, Chief Development Officer, The Cooper Institute;
Arthur Blank, Owner and Chairman, Atlanta Falcons;
Heather Parker, Physical Education Teacher, Barber Middle School and Stephanie Lawson, Physical Education Teacher, Keheley Elementary School
(Not pictured, but also honored, Chad Oates, Physical Education Teacher, Mabry Middle School)
Barber Middle School, Mabry Middle School and Keheley Elementary are among 35 schools selected across the state to participate in the Atlanta Falcons NFL Play 60 FitnessGram program. The schools were chosen through an application process and over the next two years, the Atlanta Falcons will showcase these CCSD schools as a models for the NFL PLAY 60 initiative and for Georgia Shape, the Governor’s statewide campaign that is mobilizing more than 2,000 schools to improve youth fitness. Governor Nathan Deal made a special appearance and spoke of the importance of physical education in Georgia schools.