Welcome from the Principal


    Dear Fayetteville Elementary Family,Ms. Lawrence, Principal

    Welcome back!  The staff is thrilled that you have entrusted your child’s education to us. Fayetteville Elementary has an excellent teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and an outstanding support staff who work in different capacities to support your child’s learning.  Of course, you are your child’s first teacher, and we encourage and welcome your support and cooperation.  Along with your assistance, I am committed to fostering an optimal teaching and learning environment for all.

    Our hallways and classrooms have been empty for quite some time, and we are eagerly awaiting the smiles and energy that comes from our wonderful students.  Throughout the summer, we have been hard at work preparing our building and classrooms for a fantastic new year.  

    As we begin this school year, it is only natural to have concerns about what is happening in the world around us, but please know that we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and will take all of the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Although some of our school routines may look a little different, we are committed to maintaining as much of our school programming and traditions as possible. This school year marks the seventh year of our implementation of The Leader in Me framework and our fourth year as being recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.  The principles our students are learning will help to make them outstanding and contributing members of society.  In addition to our Leader in Me journey, we will continue to incorporate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  These two frameworks mirror each other as we strive to promote an effective school environment conducive to effective teaching and learning for all students.   

    I sincerely believe in a school environment that is collaborative in nature and draws on the strengths of all stakeholders in striving to improve student outcomes. As we venture through this ever-changing time, we will have to work together as a team. Flexibility, patience and grace will be essential.  Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students.  I am confident that our teamwork will bring success to our students and our school community.


    Tabatha Lawrence




  • From the Assistant Principal's Desk...

     Dear Fayetteville Elementary School Family,

    It is quite an honor to be part of a school community filled with enthusiasm about education and a staff dedicated to every student's success. With admiration and excitement, I write this letter of introduction to you as the Assistant Principal of Fayetteville Elementary School. 

    My life experiences inspired me to be an educator. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, I accepted a teaching position in a Metro Atlanta School District in 2006. In pursuit of personal and professional growth, I obtained my Master's Degree in Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction in 2016. After 14 years of service, as a teacher and member of the administrative team, I humbly accepted the position of Assistant Principal of Fayetteville Elementary School.  

    At FES, we believe in "Empowering Students for Success," whether done through virtual or in-person learning. In both platforms, I will support our teachers in building relationships and promoting the academic success of our students. I am enthusiastic about joining this work of nurturing students emotionally, socially, and academically.

    As Assistant Principal, I believe in open communication and a strong home to school connection, both of which are essential for student achievement. I am excited to be working with teachers and staff who are forward-thinking, knowledgeable, and nurturing. For these reasons, I am honored to call Fayetteville Elementary School home.


     Jesse Williams