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2024 PAC Elections

Flat Shoals Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Principal's Message

Dear Flat Shoals Elementary Community,

I extend warm greetings to each of you as the newly appointed principal of Flat Shoals Elementary. It is with great enthusiasm that I step into this role, bringing with me 14 years of diverse experience in the field of education.

Throughout my career, I have served in various capacities including as a paraprofessional, special education teacher, behavior specialist, instructional support specialist, and most recently as an assistant principal. Each role has equipped me with invaluable insights and a deep understanding of the intricacies of education.

As a proponent of servant leadership, I am committed to serving our community with humility and dedication. My passion lies in fostering a nurturing environment where every student can thrive academically and personally. I firmly believe that student achievement is paramount, and I am dedicated to driving results through effective leadership and collaboration.

Flat Shoals Elementary will be a place characterized by high energy and high expectations. Together, we will cultivate a culture of excellence where students are empowered to reach their fullest potential. I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with each of you on this journey, as we work towards making Flat Shoals a place where students always come first.

Thank you for your support and dedication. I look forward to a successful and fulfilling academic year ahead.

Mercede Broadwater 
Servant Leader 
"Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve..."