August 9, 2010
I regret that this news must be shared by mail, but I wanted to make you aware that Tracy Trussell is no longer the principal of Birmingham Falls Elementary School. With the new school year fast approaching, you may be interested in this leadership change. I will share more information at a specially-called meeting for parents on Thursday, August 12, at 6 p.m. at the school.
Cathi Barlow, a retired Fulton County principal, is Birmingham Falls’ acting principal. She is a respected school leader with many successful years of teaching and leadership experience. She is well prepared to help Birmingham Falls move forward in the most positive manner possible and will work with the BFES leadership team to continue the school’s educational focus.
I will introduce Ms. Barlow to the BFES staff on Friday, August 13, at 8 a.m. Although this is a faculty meeting, parents are welcome to drop by and meet her.
Ms. Barlow also will be present at several back-to-school events. The school’s “sneak-a-peek” is August 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and several curriculum nights are planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 26 (kindergarten and fifth grade), September 2 (first and fourth grade), and September 16 (second and third grade).
Although this news comes at an unfortunate time, we are ready to begin a new school year with your child. We are confident that the school’s educational program will be carried out at its highest level under Ms. Barlow’s leadership.
Samuel Taylor, Ph.D.
Instructional Area Superintendent
Johns Creek, Langston Hughes and Milton Clusters