Welcome Patriot Nation,
Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Donnie R. Davis Jr. and I am the new principal of Peachtree Charter Middle School. During my career as an educator I have been a middle grades teacher, a researcher for the Georgia Department of Education, and I have been an administrator on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Most recently I worked as the assistant principal of instruction at Henderson Middle School, and this is my 6th year with the DeKalb County School District. I am extremely excited to be the new principal of Peachtree Charter Middle School.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer full of lasting memories with friends and family. I am happy to say our first week back to school has been a great success thanks to our students, parents, and staff members.
As many of you know, Peachtree put on two excellent Open House Registration Days this summer, which allowed all of our students to make a smooth transition into the new school year. Also during the summer, our administrative team conducted a great pre-planning week with our staff members in anticipation of our students arriving.
I would like to thank our custodial and district level support staff for working so hard this summer to prepare the building for the start of school. I would also like to thank our PCMS Foundation for supporting the school-wide paint project that took place this summer. The building looks great!
In addition to myself, we have several new Patriot staff members who have committed to keeping Peachtree a successful educational institution for all students. As you meet our new Patriot family members, please be sure to welcome them to Peachtree by extending a helping hand.
Please know that this school year will be shaped by our improvement efforts as outlined in our Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP).Our primary areas of focus will be Math and English Language Arts skills mastery for all students. However, during the course of the year I will be meeting with stakeholders (which includes parents, students, staff members, and community partners) to help develop a recalibrated vision and goals for Peachtree. Please know that your input will be invaluable as we all work together to support every student at Peachtree Charter Middle School.
We are about to embark upon a great school year filled with fun, purpose, learning, and excitement. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best and I look forward to serving you all.
Welcome to 2018-2019 school year.
Donnie R. Davis Jr., Ph.D.
Peachtree Charter Middle School