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Welcome to D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government, and Public Policy, the home of the Panthers, a community of students, families and teachers known for their warmth, diversity and school pride. Through rigorous, relevant instruction, we will create an environment that Fosters pride in self, school, and community, Reinforces a love of life-long learning, Encourages students to take ownership of their education, and Equips students to realize their college-career goals.

  • Fosters pride in self, school, and community
  • Reinforces a love of life-long learning
  • Encourages students to take ownership in their education
  • Equips students to realize their college-career goals

Therrell Auditorium

                                Mr. Joseph A. Harris
                                 Interim Principal

Administrative Team:

  • Assistant Principal – Dr. Rodney Ray
  • Guidance Counselor -- Crystal Reed


Instructional Coaches:

  • Shannon O’Stricker – ELA
  • TiJuana Kelley – Social Studies
  • Dr. Jacqueline Giles – Science
  • Dr. Byron White – Math


Graduation Coaches:

  • Antrovise Lemon
  • Chquila Shy


Social Worker:

  • Carlton Silver


School Improvement Specialist:

  • Dr. Yamilsa Roebuck
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If you cannot find the information you need, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Great things are happening at Therrell School of Law & Government and we want you to know about them.

District Announcements

  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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