Sometimes, kids have hours or days to make a decision. But other times they only have a few moments. And for some kids, those moments can be life changing. So, how can educators and parents help ensure that kids are well equipped to make responsible decisions whether they have lots of time or only seconds? We’re speaking with two people who work in Marietta City Schools in Georgia. Britney Wilson is the executive director of innovative practices and Farhat Ahmad is the Alternative education coordinator and director of a program called MAPs. In this MAPS program, they work every day with students who are in dire situations and need to make more responsible decisions to turn their lives around. What Farhat and Brittney have learned about how to help kids develop better decision-making skills is something any educator or parent can learn from.
More about Brittney Wilson
Brittney is the Executive Director of Innovative Practices, Marietta City Schools, GA. Throughout her educational leadership career, Brittney has served as an Executive Director, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Career and Technical Education Director. She has worked closely with educational organizations to pilot innovative programs and practices that meet the needs of local school systems and better utilize resources to meet the needs of all students. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Farhat Ahmad
Farhat is the Alternative Education Program Coordinator, Marietta City Schools, GA. He was a sheriff’s deputy in Madison, Wisconsin until 2006, when he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in education. He is currently the director of MAPs (Marietta Alternative Placement and Services) for the Marietta City Schools district in Georgia. In 2015, he won the Georgia Governor’s Award for Innovative Teaching, which includes a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2017, he earned another grant from the governor’s office for his work in individualized and blended learning and was chosen as a Top Teacher by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Contact: email@example.com