Legacy of Excellence 2023

  • Legacy of Excellence

    Friday, September 15, 2023

    Georgia International Convention Center  |  Ballrooms 5-8

    The Legacy of Excellence is a celebration to honor every school's top teachers and education professionals. The gala-themed luncheon is when we pay tribute to our Teachers of the Year and School/Support Professionals of the Year as well as the business and community partnerships that have made outstanding contributions to student achievement. 

    The Legacy of Excellence program also features performances by student musicians and is our highest regarded recognitions event of the school year. More than 1,000 school, business and community leaders gather for the luncheon. It is truly a remarkable occasion that brings our community together in support of our students and their education.



    Honorees should arrive at the GICC no later than 10:00 a.m. Upon arrival, please check in at the Honoree Registration Table for your name badge, parade number, table number, and glass award. All other guests will check in at the designated tables for General Registration, Partners or FCS School Board. Table assignments will be provided at that time.



    • Dressy business attire



    • 10:00 a.m. Honorees arrive, check-in, receive gift, name badge, etc.
    • 10:15 a.m. Honorees proceed to holding rooms
    • 11:30 a.m. Event officially begins with the Parade of Honorees (honorees walk across stage & name announced)
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch & Program
    • 1:30 p.m. Program ends



    The Parade of Honorees officially kicks off the event. Honorees should head to the "Honoree Holding Room" until the start of the event. Event volunteers will be on hand to assist with lining up honorees alphabetically by school. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. promptly!

    Honorees, please note that you will NOT be allowed in the ballroom to leave personal items prior to the luncheon starting (the GICC staff is busy setting up the room). Please consider leaving your awards, handbags, etc. with family and friends.



    Please use your GPS to locate the Georgia International Convention Center.




  • Event Committee and Ambassadors

    Deidra Nealy

    Valencia Scott

    Deidra Dozier

    LaVera Trosclair

    Megan Billey

    Jessica Glicker

    Samantha Maxey

    Jodi McDaniel

    Melissa Bacile

    Darlene Lemcoe

    Yasmine McKenzie

    Terry Mitchell

    Shameica Carter

    Connie Moore

    Sha-Mena Jackson