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Barack H. Obama Elementary
Magnet School of Technology

Dekalb County Schools


Administrative Team Welcome Letter

Dear Students and Families of Obama Elementary,

I hope this letter finds you all in good health and high spirits as we embark on a new academic year filled with endless possibilities and opportunities for growth. To those of you who are returning, welcome back!  To those who are just now joining the Obama Elementary family, we are excited to have you with us. It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you, as we come together as a community to continue our journey of learning and excellence.

As we embark upon another school year at Obama Elementary, I am reminded of a powerful quote by President Barack Obama, who once said, "The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on." These words resonate deeply with our school's mission and vision, as we strive to instill in our students the values of perseverance, resilience, and determination.

At Obama Elementary, we believe that education is the key to unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are here to support and guide our students, helping them develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

This year, we are excited to introduce new programs and initiatives that will further enhance the educational experience at Obama Elementary. From innovative teaching methods to engaging extracurricular activities, we are committed to providing a well-rounded education that caters to the unique needs and interests of each student. We encourage our students to explore their passions, embrace challenges, and take risks.  It is through these experiences that true growth and learning occur.

As we embark on this new school year, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our incredible families for their unwavering support and partnership. Your involvement and active participation in your child's education are invaluable, and together, we can create a nurturing and empowering environment that fosters success.

In closing, I would like to remind our students that their dreams are within reach, and with hard work, dedication, and the support of their Obama Elementary family, they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Let us embrace this new school year with enthusiasm, determination, and a commitment to excellence.

Once again, welcome back to Obama Elementary! May this year be filled with joy, growth, and countless memorable moments.

Warmest regards,

Angela Thomas-Bethea, Principal
Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Meet the Administrative Team

Mrs. Angela Thomas-Bethea
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 Ms. Aundree Washington
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Assistant Principal 
 Mrs. Ke'Andria Foreman-Edwards
    Assistant Principal 

Ms. Nelta Latimore
Counselor (K-2)

Ms. Shamaya Aquil
Counselor (3-5)