In May of 2011, McFarland was recognized as the Staff Member of the Month. This award is given to one staff employee every month for his or her outstanding service and dedication. At Focus North, Cordia is known for making learning fun, prides herself on empowering students to reach to their full potential, and dedicated to improving the lives of those around her. In addition, she is a consecutive speaker and host of the Focus Learning Academies: Southwest, Southeast, and Focus North High School commencement ceremonies.
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Mr. Earl Townsend, Jr.’70-chair of the Atlanta-Metro Alumni chapter’s student recruitment committee, stands next to a bulletin board displaying new members of the “Valley Family”. The students were recruited during a mass recruit drive at Langston Hughes High School in Atlanta, GA.
As part of the recruitment drive, “the chapter collected over 500 applications from perspective students in the Atlanta Metro Area and recently set a goal to collect a total of 1,000 applications within the next two years,” says Townsend.
Mr. Michael Jossell C’09 is the Chapter President.