President Elect: Dr. Tamieka Grizzle
Dr. Tamieka Grizzle will serve as an elementary Math and Science Coach at Kimberly Elementary beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. In her 17 years of elementary education, she has served as a 4th and 5th grade teacher, a STEM Lab teacher, a STEM and Innovation Professional Learning Specialist and a Reading Specialist. Dr. Grizzle initiated the K-5 STEM Lab at her former elementary school in 2017 as a legacy project, which remains a part of the school’s specials rotation today. For students to develop real-world, on-the-job skills in communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills, Dr. Grizzle sponsored several coding and robotics afterschool clubs in grade bands for K-1, 2-3, 4-5, an all-girls coding and robotics club and competition clubs such as the Dash and Dot Wonder League and the Sphero Mission competition. One of Dr. Grizzle’s greatest accomplishment to date was her elementary robotics team winning an all-expense paid trip to fly out to Houston, TX to compete against middle schoolers in the Sphero Mission robotics competition at the Space Center Houston. Her team won Most Creative Codes. Recently, she helped to sponsor a social studies team who used Sphero robotic balls to simulate the sound of the dropping of atomic bombs. Her team won first place in the Atlanta Public Schools' 2023 Social Studies Fair.
Dr. Grizzle currently serves as an educational consultant for Georgia Public Broadcasting, a Georgia Department of Education Elementary Computer Science Virtual Specialist and served as a consultant for Smithsonian Teacher Created Materials. Her awards include Teacher of the Year, Cobb Education Teacher Impact Grant winner, Museum of Aviation Georgia STEM Teacher of the Year, Computer Science Teachers Association CS Teaching Excellence Award winner, and a Georgia Educational Technology Consortium Innovation Grant winner.
Dr. Grizzle has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Mercer University, a Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership from Walden University, and endorsements in STEM and Computer Science.