Our Assistant Principal



    “You’re off to great places.  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting. So, get on your way.” (Dr. Seuss)

                Greetings and Salutations.  I am Tamikia Harris and the “Newest” Cub of Peyton Forest Elementary.  I hail from Burke County, Georgia, which is the Bird Dog Capital of the World.  Dr. Seuss, said it best; I’m off to the world of Tiger Country.  I bring forth 18 years of proficiency, knowledge content, and capability in the educational realm.  Four of the last years were served as an Instructional Coach.  I achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree from Paine College and a Master’s of Educational Leadership from Troy State University.  Along, my tenure as an Educator; I obtained a Reading, Science, and English as a Second Language Endorsement.  My latest and most profound degree received was a Specialist Degree from Argosy University in Curriculum and Instruction.  Education has always played a key role in my career endeavors.  I have been blessed with amazing educational mentors, supervisors, and instructors.  It is because of this blessing that led me to become the District Demonstration Teacher for all of Atlanta Public Schools.  My daily motto and creed I live bye is: Bless me to be a blessing to others.

                As a Peyton Forest Administrator I hope to accomplish the following for my Students: Improving student learning as one of my sole guiding principles.  I strongly believe this is attainable with the backing of all administrators, teachers, students, and most importantly parents.  Act as a mouth piece for the missing voice. It takes a collaborative effort to ensure that all parties are fully represented.  My goal is to listen and interrupt for the greater good of accomplishing a very daunting task.  Teachers are the cement that holds the foundation together. My pledge is to demonstrate teambuilding and collaboration skills.  There is no “I” in Team.  Organize, promote, encourage professional development seminars, and In-services.  It is apparent that teaching professionals are able to maintain a stress-free life, reaching students in an innovative manner, reenergize the joys of teaching, by bringing the classroom to life.  Here at Peyton Forest we love our Parents.  It is because the roles you play that help determine the success of the student.  In return it is because of this passion that students are successful at school.  We will forever be grateful for the many resources, love, and support from our Tiger Parents.

                In order to be an effective leader you must have a vision.  It is my vision to remain up to date on current educational administration trends or concerns.  Encourage community involvement and promotional events.  Offer positive reinforcement to students and staff. Remain an optimistic with a can do attitude.  Drive learning and success for all.  Understand the school policies and the superintendent’s expectation.  Most importantly the ability to coordinate and work with many different backgrounds of diverse people.

    “You have brains in your head.

    You have feet in your shoes

    You can steer yourself

    Any direction you choose.

    You’re on your own And you know what you know.

    And You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” (Dr. Seuss)