Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals
Cynthia Hammond, Westside E.S. Kathleen Pulley, Buford Academy
GA National Distinguished Principal Georgia Distinguished Principal
A Message from our President:
Greetings to All Educators & Principal Leaders,
Have you made your New Year’s Resolution for 2018? I resolve to be the best educational leader I can be by attending the GAEL 2018 Winter Conference, January 28-30, 2018 at the Classic Center, Athens, Georgia. The Winter Conference is a great way to open the new year with host of wonderful speakers and professional development about “Politics and Poverty”. Mr. Hal Beaver, Executive Director of GAEL/GAESP along with the Executive Board members lined up an awesome group of speakers and experts to help us keep our professional learning tool sharpened. Also, our noteworthy speakers would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. A special thank-you to all of our sponsors who help us stay informed with professional guest speakers and experts. Our conferences would not be possible without you. Thank you!
Dr. Ruby Payne is recognized internationally for her foundational book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. As we continue to support our students instructionally, Dr. Payne will provide insight on how to better work with our families of all economic backgrounds achieve academic, professional, and personal success. Claire Suggs is a senior education policy analyst at GBPI, where her research focuses on education finance and school reform issues related to early childhood education, K-12 education and higher education in Georgia. Leigh Colburn is one of our speakers who is a community leader in and outside of the school. She spearheaded several community forums to foster open discussions on how to help students overcome challenges that affect academic success. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will share her impressive record of transformational educational leadership that has led to significant student performance gains within the Atlanta Public Schools System. Brooks Coleman and Lindsay Tippins will provide us insight on how politics and poverty play an active role with educating all of our students within the state of Georgia and throughout the United States. Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent, brings both an educational and business background to the superintendent’s position and as a speaker, will share his expertise and experience to effectively serve our students in the state of Georgia.
GAESP continues to be a great organization to me for many years. I have received invaluable support with friends, principal colleagues, and a variety of educational leaders from my membership. I challenge you to bring an educational leader or principal colleague to the Winter Conference and/or join our organization. We can learn so much together. Membership in GAEL/GAESP is priceless!
Resolve to attend the Winter Conference, and complete the 2017-2018 school year at the top!
Dr. Donna R. Bishop-Hill is the Principal of W.J. Cooper Elementary School in Loganville, GA and is President of the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals.
Georgia Achieves Excellence through Successful Principals
GAESP’s mission is to equip leaders with research based practices that advance student learning. Our organization will provide opportunities for networking, professional learning, and legislative advocacy.
- All children can and will learn.
- Elementary Schools provide the foundation for future education.
- The principal is the instructional leader.
- High expectations are essential.
- Education is a collaborative effort involving schools, families, and community.
- Communication is the key to success
GAESP Executive Committee Listing
|President||Donna||Bishop||Gwinnett County Schools||
|Past-President||Amy||Duke||Laurens County Schools|
|President Elect||Kim||Halstead||Houston County Schools|
|Secretary||Shawn||Williams||Barrow County Schools|
|Treasurer||Rick||Little||Dalton City Schools|
|NAESP St./Fed.||Kim||Halstead||Houston County Schools|
|GAEL Rep.||Richard||Bazemore||Monroe County Schools|
|Awards||Julia||Mashburn||Liberty County Schools|
|Awards Co-chair||Brittany||Mobley||Liberty County Schools|
|Newsletter||Julie||Raschen||Coweta County Schools|
|At Large||Katie||Johnson||Emanuel County Schools|
GAESP Board of Directors Listing
|1||William||Campbell||Gainesville City Schools|
|2||Anissa||Johnson||Clarke County Schools|
|3||Leeann||Fleischauer||Columbia County Schools|
|4||Bonnie||Green||Wilkinson County Schools|
|5||Quent||Floyd||Bleckley City Schools|
|6||Cleve||Miller||Bryan County Schools|
|Brittany||Mobley||Liberty County Schools|
|7||Walker||Todd||Pierce County Schools|
|8||Richard||Fisher||Tift County Schools|
|9||Trina||Muse||Lee County Schools|
|10||Lisa||Whitaker||Muscogee County Schools|
|11||Elgin||Mayfield||Houston County Schools|
|12||Brian||Keefer||Henry County Schools|
|13||Karen||Wild||Carrollton City Schools|
|14||Michael||Forehand||Atlanta City Schools|
|14||Amy||Bartlett||Forsyth County Schools|
|14||Christine||Knox||Gwinnett County Schools|
|15||Brandi||Hurston||Haralson County Schools|
|15||Courtney||Gadd||Walker County Schools|
|16||Carla||Maret||Whitfield County Schools|
|16||Karen||Carl||Cherokee County Schools|