July 13, 2022
Dear Peyton Forest Students and Families,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Peyton Forest Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families.
I am a native of Mobile, Alabama. I am also a proud graduate of Tuskegee University where I received a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I obtained a Masters in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-five years. My foundation began in the Mobile County Public School System as a Second Grade Teacher, School Improvement Specialist in Federal and Special Programs, and Principal of Leinkauf Elementary School. I moved to the Atlanta metro area and served as an Assistant Principal at Deerwood Academy in Atlanta Public Schools and later as a School Improvement Coordinator in DeKalb County School District.
My experiences have shaped and prepared me for the role of principal at Peyton Forest. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Peyton Forest this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Dr. Quentina Pruitt