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Tapp Middle Parent Honored for Student Support

Laura Shyman was one of six parents recognized across the state.

Michelle Sandrock, GaDOE; Laura Shyman, Tapp Middle School Recipient; Rita Erves GA PTA President. Submitted photo
Michelle Sandrock, GaDOE; Laura Shyman, Tapp Middle School Recipient; Rita Erves GA PTA President. Submitted photo

A Tapp Middle School parent has been recognized for being a leader in creating a foundation of support for student achievement.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Georgia Parent Teacher Association (GA PTA) recently recognizing six parents from across the state with the 2014 Georgia Parent Leadership Award. Laura Shyman, representing Tapp Middle School, was one of the recipeients.

“We know that when parents are actively engaged in their child’s education that students do better in school and are more successful in future grades,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge in a press release. “I sincerely appreciate these parents for their leadership and involvement in the education of the students in their communities.”

“It is an undisputed fact that academic achievement increases for children who are the product of parents engaged in their lives,” said Rita Erves, Georgia PTA President. “I applaud the efforts of the 2014 Georgia Parent Leadership Award recipients. These parents recognize that there is absolutely nothing that can replace the meaningful interaction with their children.”

Shyman received the honor during a ceremony on Jan. 11 during the 2014 Georgia Family Engagement Conference.

Winners of the Georgia Parent Leadership Award have opportunities to share their stories by promoting and assisting parent engagement activities at the state level.

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