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Mrs. Dawn Gary

I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal at Commerce Elementary School.  The elementary school years are important and critical times for students.  What happens during these years will have a lasting impression on student growth and development.  My goal as Assistant Principal is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment that is safe and respectable in order for your child to receive the best possible education. I am confident that our school will continue to be a place where students can learn and grow academically and socially.  I am dedicated to promoting a positive learning environment for all students and am excited to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that student learning is our main focus.  I look forward to continuing my work with Mrs. Lindsey, as well as the rest of our staff, in our efforts to do whatever it takes to advance the achievement of all students in our school.  I am proud to be a part of Commerce Elementary School and Commerce City Schools.


Background Information:

Rising Stars Program- Northeast Georgia RESA
-Performance Based Leadership Endorsement- North Georgia College

Educational Specialist - Liberty University 
-Educational Leadership

Gifted Endorsement- Northeast Georgia RESA

Master of Science - Walden University 
-Early Childhood Education with a focus on Elementary Reading

Bachelor of Arts - Brenau University 
-Early Childhood Education

2013 Commerce Elementary School Teacher of the Year
2013 Commerce City School System Teacher of the Year

Experience:
Assistant Principal (2016-Present)
4th Grade Teacher (12 years, 2006-2018)
3rd Grade Teacher (7 years, 1999-2006)
1st Grade Reading Paraprofessional (1 year, 1998-1999)
K-5th Grade Special Education Paraprofessional (4 years, 1994-1998)