Welcome from the Principal

  •  Ms. Lawrence, Principal

    Dear Fayetteville Elementary Family,

    I am excited to welcome you to Fayetteville Elementary School!  The staff is thrilled that you have entrusted your child’s education to us.  It is our goal to create an enriched learning environment that engages each child.  Fayetteville Elementary has an excellent teaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and an outstanding support staff who work in various 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.

    As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, it is our goal to return to a sense of normalcy for our students and families.  In doing so, our primary focus will be effective teaching and learning while maintaining a safe and secure environment for our school community. To accomplish this goal, I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s education. There are many ways you can become involved in our school community. We encourage you to become an active participant in our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  The PTO is a wonderful and integral part of our school community.  It is a great way for you to share ideas and support the mission of the school. Another way to get involved includes volunteering by helping in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, organizing classroom celebrations and offering to share your area of expertise in the class or school

    We are embarking on our seventh year of implementation of The Leader in Me framework and our fifth year being recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.  The principles that our students are learning have and will continue to make them outstanding and contributing members of our society.  As an addition to The 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 that will support student growth and well-being.

    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.  Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students.  I look forward to working with all of the wonderful students, parents and stakeholders of Fayetteville Elementary.




    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