Dear Southwest Laurens Family,
As you already know, SWLE is an amazing school where outstanding students, your children, grow and develop! One of the highlights of my professional career has been serving as the principal of Southwest Laurens Elementary. I have LOVED every minute of the past five plus years. Being a part of this dynamic and diverse community has been a blessing and a privilege. You have supported our educational efforts and have been willing to work with me and this wonderful staff in creating a “family friendly” environment.
Therefore, I have mixed emotions about my decision to accept a new challenge in my career. I will be moving to the Laurens County Board office to take on the role of Director of Federal Programs and Testing Coordinator for the system. I know that I am turning over the reins of this outstanding school to a great leader in Dr. Aurelia Tippett. Your children will continue to be in great hands.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working with your precious children. I will miss their smiling faces each morning, their excitement of what the day may bring, and especially their loving hugs. Whenever I needed a lift from the grind of paperwork, all I had to do was walk down the hall or to the lunchroom and I was reminded why I chose this profession.
The past years have been filled with great memories and many laughs. This Dr. Seuss quote will guide me in the next few weeks, “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened”
Thank you for all your support and the opportunity to be the principal of such a great school!!!
With warm regards,