The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) recognized Amoy Walker of Atlanta Girls’ School (AGS) as its teacher of the year. GISA President Stan Whitlock presented Walker with her award on Nov. 9 at AGS.
“As a first-generation college attendee education was my path to achieve socio-economic stability,” Walker said. “This is why I firmly believe in the philosophy ‘every child, every day.’ This means that regardless of a student’s socio-economic status, language, learning ability, or race when they arrive at AGS they receive the skills and supports needed to live a dignified and satisfying life.
“AGS is truly special in that each student and community member is encouraged to lead a life of purpose,” she added.
GISA is a non-profit association of private, independent, and parochial schools throughout the State of Georgia. With more than 170 schools under GISA, The GISA Teacher of the Year Award is given to a teacher that has demonstrated outstanding teaching and service in the upper school, middle school, or lower school.
Walker joined AGS in 2019 where she teaches sixth grade English and seventh-grade humanities and serves as Middle School Curriculum Coordinator.
She earned a B.A. from Stony Brook University and went on to earn her M.A. from the Teachers College at Columbia University.
Before joining AGS, Amoy taught seventh-grade humanities and served in several leadership roles at the Girls’ Middle School (GMS) in Palo Alto, Calif., for eleven years. Prior to her work with GMS, she taught for two years in The High School of Fashion Industries in New York City.