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Mrs. Cara Lindsey, Principal, CPS & CES
Welcome to another exciting year of learning at Commerce Elementary! As the new school year gets underway, I look forward to all the learning and new experiences we will be sharing together. It is our wish that you will feel wanted and welcome at both Commerce Primary and/or Commerce Elementary and that you will become involved in some of the many opportunities available to you while you have a child at either or both schools.

At Commerce Elementary School, our mission is to prepare students for success in middle school.  We seek to address students' social, emotional, and learning needs in the most appropriate way for each child. In addition to that, we do everything in our power to foster a genuine love for learning in our students. We have wonderful teachers and staff who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students! If we work together we will accomplish our goals!

We hope you will find our website helpful. It should provide you with a wealth of school information to help you throughout the year.  We also regularly update our Facebook page and encourage you to check it frequently for updates and pictures of students in action (https://www.facebook.com/commerceelementaryschool/?eid=ARAmmlbAdY40tXXq2wRThR91Z1rqZ-hWQimjqhd-Iow8kyEuHbpE9C1Fg7sM2acZ-WSneCreWmljh1Ei).

As principal for both Commerce Primary and Commerce Elementary, I strive to be available to students, parents, and staff as much as possible.  Please always feel free to reach out to me at any time.  Since I work with both schools, the simplest way to reach me is via email (cara.lindsey@commercecityschools.org).  From there, I can call you and/or set up a time to meet with you.

Thank you for everything you do to support us with your child’s learning. Best wishes for a successful year!

Cara S. Lindsey:
Twenty-three years in education:
  • Classroom teacher
  • Instructional Coach
  • International Baccalaureate Coordinator
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
Valdosta State University
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, ABD 
VSU's 2016 Most Outstanding C & I Doctoral Student

Georgia College & State University
Master's Degree, School Leadership, 1999

Armstrong State University
Teacher Certification, 1994
Current certification:  PK-8

North Georgia College & State University

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 1991