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Greetings Parents and Families of Stone Mountain High School,

It is with great honor and excitement that I join the staff of Stone Mountain High School as your new Principal.  As we are heading into a new school year, like all new school years, it is a time of new beginnings. With your support, we are in great position to deepen how we engage our students, the community, and each other to define what student achievement will look like at Stone Mountain High School.

The 2018-2019 school year will mark my 22nd year in education. Since graduating from Alabama State University, I have been employed with Broward County Public Schools, Dekalb County School District and Atlanta Public Schools.  Over the past twenty-one years, I have served as a special education teacher, district-based Instructional Mentor, Academy Leader and Assistant Principal.  I am honored to return to the Dekalb County School District to LEAD Stone Mountain High School with excellence! Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as a school-based administrator where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work. The administrator role provides me with the opportunity to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to students' learning and academic achievement in classrooms. I firmly believe that every child can succeed and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to fulfill their purpose.  


As we embark on the 2018-2019 school year, I invite you to become active participants in your child’s education.  Parental involvement is a critical factor in your child’s success towards college and career readiness.  I am committed to ensuring that student needs and interests shape instruction and extracurricular opportunities.  I encourage you to visit our campus to collaborate with us to best prepare your child for success in our global society. Most importantly, an excellent education is not possible without consistent collaboration of students, parents and staff at Stone Mountain High School.  Our theme for this year is P.R.I.D.ETogether, WE will increase LIFE opportunities for our students with PRIDE!

I am here to partner with YOU!   Please do not hesitate to call, e-mail or visit me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Wislene John

wislene_john@dekalbschoolsga.org 

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