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Margaret Degenhardt

Greetings Flat Shoals Elementary Family,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am Mrs. Maggie Degenhardt, and I am the proud principal of Flat Shoals Elementary School. It is with great honor and enthusiasm to be welcoming you to a new school year at Flat Shoals. I am honored to be working with you and your child/children through their educational journey. 
 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. To do this work, I am asking for all parents/guardians to be actively involved in enhancing our school community.  Parents and Guardians are invited to participate in our community events and to share in the dynamic learning being facilitated.

 The mission of Flat Shoals Elementary, a dynamic learning community, is to educate all scholars to the highest level of academic achievement by providing:

    • a rigorous curriculum 
    •  enrichment activities 
    • support for behavioral, emotional, and social needs 

Our vision at Flat Shoals Elementary School is to ensure that scholars achieve their highest potential as life-long learners and productive members of our global society.  

I am thrilled to be a part of 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 expectations 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. 


As we return to our campus this year, please know that several precautions have been implemented to continue to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. We will continue to encourage hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing. Several opportunities for family and parent engagement will be shared throughout the year. I will offer a combination of both in person and virtual meetings so that communication is always at its best.

I am looking forward to meeting each of you as we begin the 2023-2024 school year. You are always welcome at Flat Shoals Elementary, scheduling an appointment is appreciated. You will receive weekly communication through a Sunday evening telephone call and email that will include updates and important news about our school. This information will also be posted on our FSE homepage weekly.  

Please contact me if you have any suggestions, concerns, possible questions, or a great experience to share. [email protected] or (770) 483-5136.

Educationally Yours,

Mrs. Maggie Degenhardt