• Principal's Message

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     Dr. Chisel Valdez, Principal


    Many Cultures


    One Vision

  • January 28, 2019

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write to you as the newly appointed Principal of Stripling Elementary School. I am honored to join the Norcross cluster and am looking forward to work alongside you in our school and incredible community! I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of providing every child with a quality education. I am committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure that all of our students unlock their maximum learning potential through academically rigorous and engaging learning opportunities.

    My personal experiences include serving as a teacher and administrator for sixteen years.  I am married to my husband of 12 years, a fellow educator in the Norcross community. I come from a family of educators and have a tremendous passion for supporting children and learning.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, exploring new places, and actively participating in the community.

    I am looking forward to supporting teaching and learning that happens daily at Stripling Elementary School. The mission and vision statements of Stripling Elementary focus on promoting the development of the whole child by encouraging high creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. I am confident that by partnering together, your children will reach high levels of academic success.

    I genuinely value your input and feedback as parents and community members. You are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming opportunities for us to get to know one another. Words cannot express how excited I am to be here with you. I am eagerly awaiting the chance to meet with all of you and look forward to joining forces with you in our efforts to make Stripling a beacon of the Norcross community. I am confident that in working together with all stakeholders, we will reach incredible heights at Stripling Elementary!

    Dr. Chisel Valdez


    Stripling Elementary School