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Mrs. Cara Lindsey
I'm thrilled to be leading Commerce Elementary School!  Working with children, educators, parents, and the school community is my pleasure, and I look forward to meeting you!  I hope you will always feel welcome inside the doors of CES whether you are stopping in to have lunch with your child, meeting with a teacher for a conference, volunteering for a special event, or for any reason at all.  I'm looking forward to an outstanding year here at CES in an environment where all students can excel and school pride abounds.

Here's some background information about me.
  • Twenty years in education
    • Classroom teacher, 13 years, grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
    • Instructional Coach & International Baccalaureate Coordinator, 3 years
    • Assistant Principal, 4 years
Valdosta State University
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, ABD (began dissertation phase in January, 2016)
Recent Honor:  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