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Ms.  LaTonya  Jones

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Principal's Corner

Whitesburg Elementary School

Dear Whitesburg Family,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write to you as the new Principal of Whitesburg Elementary School. I am truly honored to serve the Whitesburg community and look forward to working with the dedicated staff and partnering with the community to provide the best possible education for our students.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am entering my 17th year in education and have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of roles. I began my educational career in DeKalb County in the classroom, as a 4th grade paraprofessional. I served as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and After School Extended Day Program Director at one of the highest achieving schools in the state of Georgia for 13 years. I was also afforded the opportunity to serve as the county’s Gifted Endorsement Facilitator. Most recently, I spent the last three years as Assistant Principal in a school with an emphasis on increasing student achievement and building community partnerships.    

My goal as Principal is to ensure that we continue on our path of innovation and distinction as the only national and international STEM certified school in the nation. Working with the educators and community members at Whitesburg, I will strive everyday to instill a love and excitement of learning in every child. I believe that each child is unique and requires a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow and mature intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

I look forward to an incredible year! My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to discuss any concerns, ideas, or suggestions. I am proud to be a part of this dedicated school community that is committed to the success of every child.  


LaTonya Jones