principal
Margaret Degenhardt

Dear Flat Shoals Elementary Family,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is with great honor and enthusiasm to be appointed the new principal at Flat Shoals Elementary School. My name is Mrs. Maggie Degenhardt and I am so excited to be working with you and your child/children through their educational journey. This is the beginning of my twentieth year serving students in Rockdale County School District. Through my many years of experience, I have served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and an assistant principal.

In August, I will be celebrating thirty years of marriage with my husband John. We are the proud parents of daughter Molly and her husband John Henry. We enjoy spending our time visiting with them and our two beautiful grandchildren, Peter and Josephine, at their home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Spending time with family, traveling, and participating in community events are my favorite activities.

 I believe the foundation for a great school is a commitment from parents, staff, students, and the community to ensure that each child is provided opportunities for success and growth in preparation for their college and career readiness path.   Our goal at Flat Shoals Elementary School is to encourage collaboration, infuse technology purposely, demonstrate compassion, and foster a high level of expectations for continuous support of student achievement. In order to do this work, I am asking for all parents/guardians to be involved in enhancing our school community.   You can support your child’s/children success by being an active participant in our educational journey. Parents are always welcome to come to our school and to share in the dynamic learning being facilitated.

The mission of Flat Shoals Elementary, a dynamic learning community, is to ensure that students achieve their highest potential as life-long learners and aspire to be productive members of our global society through:

  • a partnership of students, teachers, families, and community
  • an engaging curriculum
  • enrichment activities
  • embracing individuality
I am so excited to be joining this incredible Mustang family. We, as a faculty and staff are looking forward to creating a learning environment where each learning style is embraced, and high expectation are the norm. Students will be encouraged to collaborate as they learn and grow through engaging and meaningful learning experiences. Our focus includes building a school community that promotes curiosity while fostering a genuine feeling of excitement and love for learning.

I am looking forward to working with each of you as we begin the 2019-2020 school year. Please know you are always welcome at Flat Shoals Elementary School. Please contact me if you have any suggestions, concerns, possible questions, or a great experience to share.

Educationally Yours,

Mrs. Maggie Degenhardt Ed S