Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year. Please help us celebrate Erica Morrie, who this school year will begin leading Mountain Road Elementary School!
Mountain Road Elementary School Principal Erica Morrie loves adventure and is ready to take on a new one this school year.
“Winne the Pooh said it best when he said, ‘As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.’ This is the exact feeling I felt when walking into Mountain Road Elementary School for the first time, and it is what inspired the theme for this year: Adventure Awaits,” she said. “In my new role, building relationships with the students, parents, faculty, staff, and community is what I am looking forward to the most in starting my new adventure! I am ready to be a part of the Mountain Road family and work together to establish a successful school year.”
A 21-year educator, Principal Morrie began her teaching career in Cartersville, but soon chose to join the Cherokee County School District, where she served 14 years as a Woodstock Elementary School teacher. A versatile educator who taught multiple grades and subjects including leading its STEM lab, Principal Morrie was tapped in 2018 to serve as an assistant principal at Carmel ES. She and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters who attend CCSD schools.
“My main focus will be building partnerships and continuing the growth of students, faculty, and staff members,” she said. “The goal is to create an environment where teachers and students are provided with personalized learning opportunities to develop their strengths and target areas for growth. All students and teachers are to support one another in a positive and caring environment, create a growth mindset that is open to innovation and change, and maintain a level of transparency and commitment to all stakeholders. Working together, we can create a school year filled with progress and celebrations!”
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said Principal Morrie impressed him during her time as a Woodstock ES teacher who rose to become a leader among her peers.
“Erica’s enthusiasm for teaching brings energy to every classroom she visits, both as a teacher and now as an administrator,” he said. “She inspires teachers to give their best, and her problem-solving skills help them through challenges with positive solutions. We know she will be a great leader for Mountain Road and expand upon its successful programs and partnerships.”
How can parents be more involved? “The most important way for parents to be involved in school is through communication. With all the modalities available to us, the school and parents have more efficient and effective ways to communicate with one another. Communication allows us to be more informed and connected to support the needs of our students. The more the school opens the lines of communication, the stronger the bond between school and home will be. I also encourage all families to join the Mountain Road Elementary PTA and actively participate. Their support is appreciated and meaningful in connecting with the community.”