District News

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Peachtree City GA, 30269

Phone: 678-364-8044
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New School Administrators

Ms. Edwina Smith - Dexter ES Principal

Edwina Smith

The GA/AL district congratulates Ms. Edwina Smith on her selection as principal of Dexter Elementary School.  She came to the Georgia/Alabama District as an assistant principal at Faith Middle School in 2013.

"I am thrilled to have Ms. Smith as the new principal for Dexter Elementary School. She is a caring and transformational leader," said Dr. Christy Cabezas, Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent. "She has successful administrative experience as an instructional leader and understands the importance of developing relationships with students, parents, educators and command." 

Read more about Ms. Smith

Dr. Todd Kreider - Stowers ES Principal

Todd Kreider

I am very proud to be named as the new principal at Stowers Elementary School.  I have worked for DoDEA for five years, all of which were spent at Fort Knox. With the reorganization going on there, I was relocated to Fort Benning this summer, and have landed in a wonderful school. 

I have a total of 23 years in education, teaching students in grades 6-12 for fourteen years before entering administration.  I have taught all four core subject areas, special education, and adult education.  All of my work as a building principal has been at the elementary level. 

I am married, with two grown children out on their own and a very loyal Dalmatian at home.  Read more . . .

Ms. Michelle Allen - Wilson ES Principal

Michelle Allen

It is with great pleasure for me to announce that Ms. Michelle Allen has been selected as the new principal for Wilson Elementary.  Ms. Allen served as assistant principal at Ft Benning prior to her promotion to principal at Camp Lejeune.  I am thrilled to bring Ms. Allen back to Ft Benning schools as the principal for Wilson Elementary. 

Ms Allen has experience as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, Read 180 teacher, gifted teacher, assistant principal and principal.  Ms. Allen has excelled as an instructional leader for DoDEA schools.  Her educational philosophy and leadership style centers around the characteristics of servant leadership.  She has extensive knowledge and experience on using data to improve student achievement, successful school accreditation, increasing school moral, continuous school improvement, and building relationships with students, families, faculty, command, and community stakeholders.   

Ms Allen has a desire and is committed to help all students reach their fullest potential, to communicate as clearly as possible and to lead by example.  Please help me welcome Ms. Allen as the new principal at Wilson Elementary beginning Monday, July 14th.     -  Dr. Christy Cabezas, GA/AL District Superintendent

Read more about Ms. Allen

Dr. Renee Mallory - White ES Principal

 Dr. Renee Mallory

Dr. Mallory moves from Wilson Elementary School to White Elementary School to take over the vacancy created when Mr. Glenn Hughes was named the GA/AL District Education Operations Manager.  

She joined DoDEA as the principal of Wilson Elementary School in 2007.

Read more about Dr. Mallory.