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Atlanta Heights Charter School Teacher Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year

Bennie Gibbs, physical education teacher at Atlanta Heights Charter School (AHCS), was nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation. The award recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school district employees across the U.S. who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership.

“Coach Gibbs is a long-standing member of the Atlanta Heights Charter School community. He provides physical education to every one of our scholars by planning lessons that are relevant and engaging,” said Alisha Fisher, principal at Atlanta Heights Charter School.

Gibbs has been teaching at AHCS since 2010 where he also leads the school’s middle school basketball program, which allows him to pass on his passion of the sport to his students.

“He teaches our scholars about the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a direct focus on nutrition and physical fitness,” said Fisher. “I am thrilled about his nomination, and he certainly deserves it!”

The LifeChanger of the Year award receives hundreds of nominations from across the U.S. annually. Seventeen individual awards will be given during the 2019-2020 school year across several different categories, including one Grand Prize Winner, four Grand Prize Finalists, 10 LifeChanger Award Winners, one Spirit Award Winner, and one Spotlight Award Winner. Each winner will receive a monetary award that will be shared with their school, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Winners will be announced at surprise award ceremonies held at their schools.

View Mr. Gibbs’ LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile to read his complete nomination and to learn more about his story. Support Mr. Gibbs and to increase his chance of being selected as a winner by clicking the green Support Bennie icon on his nominee profile!