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Phil Pickens

The Phil Pickens Leadership Award is a statewide honor recognizing outstanding leadership in the collaborative work between home, school and community to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, outstanding contributions to the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership program, and consistent outstanding leadership accomplishments in special education.

The award is named after the founder of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, Mr. Phil Pickens. The late Mr. Pickens is a former Department of Education Special Education Director who dedicated more than 35 years to improving the education of children with disabilities.