A Book and a Dream! Our Neighborhood Schools are Shining Bright!

Red Robin REALTORS® is proud to support our neighborhood Jackson Cluster Schools! Now that you’ve entered your online votes to help a dream come true, buy a book to bring another project to life!

APS Logo DifferenceBarnes & Noble Edgewood is hosting the MHGS PTSA Bookfair, next Saturday, December 12 from 9am – 10pm. A portion of the proceeds from the entire day’s sales will benefit the teacher and student grants and projects at Jackson High School. The day will be filled with opportunities to participate in story time with special guests, share a cup of coffee with Principal Johnson, and view demos from the Robotics Club and the Garden Squad. There will be performances by the MJHS Choir, Orchestra, Dance and Theater companies. Student Art will be on exhibit.

MJHSPTSA BookBarnes & Noble will be transformed into a Jackson High Showcase, highlighting the achievements and opportunities by our students at MJHS!. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get some holiday shopping done and support our local high school at the same time!

  • The Bookfair will be held at the Edgewood Barnes & Noble on Saturday, 12/12, from 9am-10pm.
  • Story Time by APS Board Member Leslie Grant & other visiting APS Board Members
  • Community Coffee & Conversation with MJHS Principal Stephanie Johnson
  • Demonstrations by MJHS Garden Club
  • Demonstrations by the MJHS Robotics & Engineering Club
  • Performances by MJHS Choir, Orchestra, Dance, and MJHS Theater Company
  • Student Art Exhibitions
  • Panel Discussion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at MJHS
  • Interactive Crossword Puzzling by Sarah Boddy with Participatory Democrossy
  • Free Gift Wrapping by Student Athletes on behalf of our Athletic Boosters
  • During the event, shoppers must mention MJHS at the register. A portion of all sales will benefit the MJHS PTSA.
  • To participate online instead, use the code 11693314 when shopping online at BN.com/bookfairs from 12/12 to 12/17
  • The PTSA will use the money to fund teacher appreciation activities, student activities, and mini-grants for school teachers & programs.

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Red Robin REALTORS congratulates Emily Max and Toomer Elementary School!!!


Did you hear the news? Thanks to our community’s online voting, and the far-reaching goal of one Atlanta Public School teacher, Toomer Elementary is receiving a $100K inclusive playground. Kindergarten teacher Emily Max dreamed it, and submitted her application for the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge.

Ms. Max’s dream? To build a playground that was accessible and fun for all students at Toomer, including the special needs children she taught and others attending the school. The new playground facility will include low monkey bars, ramps and low play structures.

Part of a $1 million dollar grant to schools across the country, Farmers choose 180 teachers to receive $2,500 grants and twenty of those to compete across the country for six $100,000 grants! Stories and dreams were presented online and the voting began! Our community really came through and helped Ms. Max realize dreams really do come true!

We can’t wait to follow the construction! Read the entire story here!

posted: Dec 4, 2015 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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