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Ms. Vanessa Jones
Principal

Hello, I am Vanessa Jones, the Proud Principal of Rowland Elementary School!

I want to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to the 2021-2022 school year. I know that this school year will be exciting for our Rowland Families. Yes, we are a family, and I am proud of Rowland’s Scholars, Staff, and Parents! We will have an awesome year! I believe in looking for the positive in every situation and the positive at Rowland Elementary School is that we have staff members that are ready to provide a quality learning experience for every scholar.

In order to make this school year a successful year we need each student to come to school or login every day. We need every scholar to complete their assignments and ask for help when needed. We need scholars to attend their intervention sessions and attend Rowland’s afterschool tutorial programs. Parents it is imperative that our scholars are always held accountable and encouraged to put forth their best effort.

Parents we are here to support you and our scholars. We need to work together to ensure student success for all of  Rowland’s scholars.

If you need any assistance, please reach out to me, Vanessa Jones at ( vanessa_jones@dekalbschoolsga.org), or the Assistant Principal, Dr. Mashika Jackson (mashika_jackson@dekalbschoolsga.org). We have two awesome counselors Dr. Mira Iheme (mira_iheme@dekalbschoolsga.org) and Nicole Owens (Nicole_owens@dekalbschoolsga.org).  They are ready to provide on-going support for our scholars. Parents, thank you in advance for your support. Let’s make this the best year ever as we soar to new heights together.


Dr. Mashika Jackson
Assistant Principal

Greetings Rowland Family! I am Dr. Mashika Jackson, your Proud Assistant Principal!  I have spent all of my 20 years of education at Rowland Elementary.  Since my time at Rowland, I have had the privilege of working in a variety of roles, which has allowed me the opportunity to experience elementary scholars across the board.  I am aware of the needs of our scholars and with the assistance of our wonderful Rowland staff, we will continue to move our students onward and upward.  The success of our scholars is our utmost priority and I am committed to this task.  I look forward to witnessing our “Rowland Eagles Soar” as we embark on this new and exciting school year.  We welcome you scholars, parents and community to Rowland Elementary School!  

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X.

Dr. Mira Iheme
School Counselor

Hello Rowland Eagles! I am Dr. Iheme, one of your School Counselors! I have been a school counselor at Rowland for 10 years. I have spent my professional career working in mental/behavioral health facilities and schools in Georgia as well as in other countries. Regardless of serving on a multi-disciplinary team or academic support team, I enjoy delivering responsive services to promote social and emotional development in individuals. I am excited to serve as one of your school counselors and will engage students through individual counseling, classroom guidance lessons, group counseling and career exploration to improve student outcomes.  My philosophy centers around leading, advocating, and collaborating to promote equity and access for all students by connecting our school counseling program to Rowland's academic mission, school improvement plan, and community resources. I look forward to partnering with all parents/guardians in the social and emotional growth of your students.

Ms. Nicole Owens
School Counselor

Hello Rowland Eagles family! I am Ms. Nicole Owens, one of your School Counselors! This will be my 7th year at Rowland and my 4th year as School Counselor. I have spent my entire professional career at Rowland working as a paraprofessional, Interrelated Teacher, and School Counselor. Being a product of Rowland Elementary, I am eager to see our students SOAR, emotionally, academically, and in their career exploration. I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling.  I also collaborate with school staff and parents to best meet the needs of students. My vision is to foster a positive self-image while promoting a safe, nurturing, and progressive learning environment in which all students, regardless of background, feel supported and valued. Every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and the community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in an ever-evolving society. I look forward to working with you and the students this school year.  

Dr. Demetria Miller
Academic Coach

Hello fellow Rowland Eagles!   I am Dr. Demetria Miller, an Academic Coach at Rowland.  I am very excited to be working with you all this school year!  I have worked all my of 22 years of teaching here at Rowland Elementary School! I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Gifted Students.  I look forward to providing continued support to the scholars, parents, and all stakeholders in the community!  
 
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." –Maya Angelou  

Mrs. Theresa Wiggins
Academic Coach

Greetings parents and students! I am Mrs. Theresa Wiggins, one of the Academic Coaches at Rowland Elementary. This will be my 20th year in education and working with our Rowland ES Family. I am so excited about all of the learning and growth that will occur this year. As a team, we will work together to push our scholars towards academic excellence. I am looking forward to work with each family to help our Rowland Eagles Soar!!

Mrs. Katrice Walker
Bookkeeper
Ms. Gaynor Thorne
Registrar 
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