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Dresden Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Principal's Message

    Dear Parents and Families,
First and foremost, I am thrilled and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Dresden
Elementary School. My name is Lauren Pells, and I am excited to embark on this journey alongside you
and your children as we navigate the wonderful world of education together. Most recently I served at
Sequoyah Middle School as an assistant principal for five years. In that role, I was given multiple tasks
including supporting staff members, connecting with students, and partnering with the community
which I believe has prepared me to serve as your principal. Prior to working as an administrator, I was a
Spanish and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher in the DeKalb County School

I want to extend my heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you. Our school is not just a place of
learning; it's a community where we grow, inspire, and support one another. It's my belief that when parents and educators collaborate, incredible things can happen.

At Dresden, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming culture and climate. Every
student is unique, and our school is a place where those differences are celebrated. We believe that
diversity enriches our learning environment and prepares our students for the real world, which is
beautifully diverse.

To achieve this inclusive environment, we will:

1. Embrace Diversity: We will value and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and
perspectives that each family brings to our school community.
2. Develop Open Communication: My door is always open, I welcome open and honest
communication from students, staff, and families. Please feel free to reach out to me or our
dedicated staff with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have.
3. Celebrate Differences: We will incorporate diverse perspectives into our curriculum and
activities, ensuring that every child feels represented and valued.
4. Empower Every Student: We will work tirelessly to create an environment where every child
feels safe, supported, and empowered to succeed.

As we embark upon this academic year, I invite you to join us in creating a nurturing and stimulating
learning environment for our students. Together, we will help them reach their fullest potential.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children better. We will be sending out additional
information soon about when we can meet in person and further discuss our shared goals as well as
how to become a school volunteer.

Once again, I am excited about the incredible year ahead and the positive impact we will make on the
lives of our students.
Warm regards,

Lauren Pells
Dresden Elementary School

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