Welcome to West Manor Elementary School
It is an honor to join the West Manor Elementary Schoolfamily as your Assistant Principal for the second year. I have been ineducation for twenty-two years, and I will use my experience to supportteachers and students in instruction and all facets of school life. I am anative of Cleveland, Ohio. I have a bachelor’s from Ohio State. I did myelementary certification at Cleveland State University, and I completed mymaster’s in Urban Teacher Leadership at Georgia State University. Mostrecently, I have attended Jacksonville State University pursuing an EducationSpecialist degree. I have taught on alllevels from adult education to middle school education, and finally elementaryeducation. I have worked at the elementary level in Atlanta Public Schools forthe last four years.
Having worked at WestManor twice a week during the 2011-2012 school year as well as all of the2012-2013 school year, I am no stranger to the hard work that students,teachers, and parents exhibit each day in order to maintain academic excellenceeach year. I am so proud of the workthat students and staff did last year. As a result, our students are among the highest performing students inthe district. We are off to an excellentstart this year. I know that our students will continue to succeed and excelthis year as well.
My Educational Beliefs:
-All children can learn.
-As educators, it is our job to unlock the best way thateach child learns and use that open door to foster their success.
-One size does not fit all.
-The education of children functions at its highest when allstakeholders (students, teachers, and parents) are actively involved.
- A school is only as good as the sum of all of its parts.
-Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
-Our job is to train for leadership and success.
-Schools should be a safe place where all children feelcomfortable learning and expressing themselves.
-Schools are, “No Place for Hate”, and should be bully-free.
I have an open-doorpolicy. Should you need to see me, please feel free to call me at (404)802-3356, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by my office in the Media Center. Thank you for allowing me to serveyour children.Angela Thomas
West Manor Elementary
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi