Jermaine T. Ausmore is an experienced elementary school teacher who is driven by a desire to uplift humanity through education, as a deep believer in the teacher as a societal change agent, he has dedicated his career to the ideal that all children, regardless of circumstance, are able to be successful participants in society. Jermaine is member of the instructional staff at T. H. Slater Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia where he serves as his schools college and career readiness coordinator. In this role, he manages an initiative focused on implementing standards and instructional practices that cultivates the expectancy that all students will acquire the perquisite skills mandatory for successful college and career experiences. He received his B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from Morris Brown College in 2002 and his teacher’s certification from Georgia State University in 2004. He began his career in education as a member of Teach for America’s 2002 Atlanta Corps. Since then, Jermaine has provided leadership as grade level chairperson and representative of the T.H. Slater Local School Council. His election as the 2008-2009 Slater Elementary School Educator of the Year serves as one of his proudest recognitions.