Audrey Sofianos: Principal

Phone: 404-802-8950

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Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education - Indiana University  Master's in Leadership - Butler University

Audrey Sofianos: Principal


Ms. Sofianos loves being the principal of Morningside Elementary School. It's the best job she's ever had, especially greeting students each morning as they arrive to school.

Ms. Sofianos grew up in Indiana and was a classroom teacher and principal there. She's was the principal of Sutton Middle School in North Atlanta, while they planned and executed their reconfiguration and move to a new building.  Ms. Sofianos loves to learn and works every day to ensure all students have the chance to go to college or other special school, after high school. She became a principal because she loves kids, and truly enjoys spending time with them. Kids always make her smile! Ms. Sofianos enjoys attending school events such as Braves Night, Halloween Carnival, Family Science Night, Book Fair, Variety show, and special classroom activities.

Ms. Sofianos enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, and likes to read, travel, and watch movies, especially Star Wars.

 

From the Prinicpal's Desk

  • October 8, 2019

    Posted by Audrey Sofianos on 10/8/2019 10:55:00 AM

    Renovation of Morningside Property

    Did you know that Morningside Elementary School is on schedule for a significant renovation starting next school year?   During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, our students, teachers, our books and supplies, and most of our furniture will be moved to the current Inman Middle School property.  A little known fact is that prior to 1979, the Inman property was an elementary school, so for our renovation it will be like going back in time to the days when the halls and classrooms were full of young learners!  MES@Inman will be for two full school years, as this multi-million dollar renovation is completed. 

    MES@Inman 2020–2021 & 2021-2022
    Currently, a team is working out all logistics regarding the move next year.  The team represents our school, transportation and several departments within facilities, along with our Associate Superintendent Yolonda Brown.    We are looking at possibilities for playground location, placement of grades within the building, the status and future of the portables, as well as even running transportation tests.   Our wonderful KG Center was originally scheduled to be a two year location, however we are looking at what is best for our students with all the information we have at this time.  We meet again in 2 1/2 weeks as we work towards a recommendation as soon as possible regarding the next two years of MES@Inman.

    MES@Inman

    MES Renovation
    This is scheduled to be a $17 million renovation to our school!  Brian Baron, School Business Manager, and I recently attended architect presentations from the six finalists for our project.  WOW – it was amazing to meet these top-notch firms, look at their previous projects from the U.S., some even international, as well as their creative concepts for our building.  Each member of the review team completed a rubric, rating these finalists.   I am so excited for our school community and the possibilities for our future children through the renovated space, scheduled to re-open to students the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

    There is a timeline for our renovation project, and you can find more information HERE.  The architect handles all planning, gathering community input, revisions, more community input, and all permitting.  That appears to be a several month long process, up to a year.  The target to break ground is February 2021, with completion by the start of the school year 2022-2023 school year.

     

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  • September 23, 2019

    Posted by Audrey Sofianos on 9/23/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Exciting Times at Morningside!

    This is an amazing time to be a student at Morningside!  We are the foundation of the K – 12 journey towards college and career.   We are focused and dedicated to each student achieving to his or her highest level while having a well-rounded and joyful student experience at our school.  Our motto is “Growing the future one child at a time” and we strive to live this every day.

    As a College and Career Signature Program, we provide rigorous instruction as well as lots of exposure to enrichment and experiences.  We have a garden teacher now for K – 2 and have expanded Spanish to include 3rd, plus 4th and 5th grade.  Through centers and activities, our teachers are infusing more science, technology, engineering and math – what we call STEM in the education world.  We have chickens in the garden, computers in the classroom, WDAN studio, and an expanding robotics program.  Our foundation is a strong literacy program led by highly trained teachers and we work together to continuously improve, striving to provide a first class education for every child.  

    Our Media Center is the hub of our school – it is busy starting at 7:30am each day!  If you have not visited lately, it is a must on your list this year.  It has been fully transformed into an exciting place with LOTS OF NEW BOOKS, activities, and even self-checkout for students!

    Our Kindergarten Center, affectionately called the “K Center”, is in its second year and is such a special place for our youngest learners.   We have added kindergarten only Special Area teachers of Art, Music and PE this year, plus new paraprofessionals to assist students and teachers.  Morningside as a “One Family, Two Campus” system is working well for our students and school community. 

    The 19-20 school year marks our 90th year at the E. Rock Springs Campus!  It is also the last year that we will be at E. Rock Springs prior to a major renovation.   All of our teachers, books, materials, supplies and furniture will be moving to Morningside@Inman for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 school years.    Soon after October 7th, we will communicate more regarding the move to Morningside@Inman, including plans for our Kindergarten 2020-21 and 2021-22, as well as up to the minute details regarding our time on this temporary property for all of our students!

    WDAN

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