Dear Parents, Students and Friends,
As the new Interim Principal of Charles L. Gideons Elementary School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community. Gideons enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence that is the result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide a diversity of experiences for the students. I have indeed found this close working relationship and focus upon what is best for children to exist. I am truly honored to be appointed to this position and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Before coming to Gideons Elementary School this school year, my professional career has been in the Atlanta Public Schools extending over 30 years. I held the positions of classroom teacher, instructional leader, assistant principal and interim principal of Capitol View Elementary School. Parents and staff who collaboratively work together each day for the students is the exemplary quality that will continue under my leadership. I am very excited to be a part of the Gideons’ family and to closely work with everyone to make our school even better.
My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program will be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Gideons Elementary School, I am confident we can make our school an even better place for our students to learn and grow.