Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ve been introducing you to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year. Please help us celebrate Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy’s new leader: Amanda Schoeniger!
Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy Principal Amanda Schoeniger has a huge heart for children.
The 16-year educator not only has dedicated her career to teaching children and now leading their teachers, but she’s also the mom of four and a respite mom for foster children who live at Goshen Valley. In her first Principal post, she’s using her experiences as a teacher, special education facilitator and assistant principal to guide her team of teachers and staff to even greater success in serving their students.
“I am looking forward to supporting students’ character development and academic growth through continuous learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom,” she said.
Principal Schoeniger began her education career in Marietta as a teacher, advancing to the post of assistant principal at the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. She joined CCSD as a special education facilitator for students at Carmel and Clayton Elementary Schools, and was tapped to an assistant principal role at Avery ES for the past school year.
“Amanda has impressed me with her abilities to work well with whoever crosses her path – teachers and staff, students and families, volunteers and community partners” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “She brings a solid background as an educator, known for her expertise in special education, advanced academics and STEM, and an incredible spirit. We look forward to seeing all she will do to further raise up Holly Springs.”
A threepeat Kennesaw State University alum, Principal Schoeniger there earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, master’s degree in inclusive education and special education (with a 4.0!) and specialist degree in educational leadership (again, with a 4.0!). She also is a Superintendent’s Leadership Academy II graduate. She and her husband, Frank, have four children, one of which still is a CCSD student and attends Creekview HS.
How can parents be more involved? “I strongly value teamwork and collaboration; I know we can accomplish so much more when we work together. Parents can support Holly Springs staff and students by helping with functions and activities, communicating with teachers, and/or serving on School Council. They can also participate in many ways from home, including guiding their children to manage classwork and other commitments and engaging in discussions about values and dedication to learning. Heading into our 2020-21 school year, Holly Springs Wild Cats — staff, students, parents and community partners — will work in Achieving Excellence Together!”