Michelle Olympiadis (I) is a mother to three students in the Midtown (formerly Grady) Cluster and has spent the last four years on the board of education. Previously she served as PTA President at Morningside Elementary, a member of the Grady Cluster advisory board and member of the special education advisory committee.

Olympiadis began getting involved with APS to advocate for her oldest son who has special needs but said that led her to advocate for students and families overall. She said she looks forward to working towards the board’s ambitious goals around equity and achievement.

“I’m looking forward to making sure that we’re developing good students, good citizens, good future people for our community— that’s the focus of our next five-year strategic plan.”

(Pictured: Michelle Olympiadis)

Madeline Thigpen is an education reporter and Report for America Corps Member. She joined the Atlanta Voice in 2021. At the Voice she covers K-12 education for the Atlanta metro region and higher education....