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Margaret Degenhardt

Greetings Flat Shoals Elementary Family,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 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 ShoalsI am so excited to be working with you and your child/children through their educational journey. This is the beginning of my twenty-second year serving students in the Rockdale County School District. I am looking forward to building upon our strong foundation here at FSE as I begin my third year as your principal. 

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 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 scholars, teachers, families, and community
    •  an engaging curriculum
    •  enrichment activities
    • embracing individuality 

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. Dr. Oatts has remained consistent in the requirement that everyone will continue to wear a mask while on the bus and on the school campus. 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 
all of you as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. Please know you are always welcome at Flat Shoals Elementary, however a mask or face covering is required upon entering our building. 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