Principal's Message

Dewana Kemp

Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

On behalf of the West Laurens 6th Grade Academy, I warmly welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! Our commitment at the 6th Grade Academy is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging learning environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, collaborators and communicators who are prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. We believe in continuous learning for our staff and work hard to further strengthen our teaching of Georgia standards through professional learning communities, use of technology and team collaboration. Our teachers utilize best practices to engage students in a variety of student-centered and actively engaging instructional strategies to enhance student learning. Students are our focus and teaching is our mission!

In my role as principal, I work with staff and parents to engage each child in his or her own learning by creating an environment in which teaching and learning is purposeful, relevant, innovative and collaborative. Parents are highly encouraged to actively join our team by participating in our monthly “Coffee with the Principal,” joining our School Council, attending parent conferences, and by talking to teachers about your child's progress and how you can help your child at home. Research shows that parental engagement boost student success; therefore, we invite parents and community members to form a strong partnership with our school to provide continuous growth opportunities for our students.

I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at Please know, I am honored to serve as your principal.


Dewana Kemp



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