Mrs. Tanisha Sanders



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Mrs. Tanisha Sanders

Greetings Owl Families and Oakhurst Community!

Thanks for visiting our website. My name is Tanisha Sanders and I am elated to be the Principal at Oakhurst Elementary School.  Oakhurst has a tradition of excellence and I am so honored to have the opportunity to lead our crew this year. My classroom experience consists of teaching kindergarten, second, and fifth grades.  Prior to arriving at Oakhurst, I served one year as Principal at Whit Davis Elementary in Athens, GA. Additionally, I served as an Assistant Principal at the elementary and middle school levels for 5 years in Gwinnett County. I earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education at Alabama A&M University. I obtained an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. Finally, I earned a leadership certificate at Georgia State University. My husband and I live in Stone Mountain, GA.  We are so thrilled to be members of the Oakhurst family!

As an EL Education school, we use the term “crew”, which means we do the work together.  I believe we (staff, students, parents, community members) achieve great success when we work in tandem to provide the best educational experience possible for our students.  As your Principal, I will ensure learning continues to occur at high levels as we provide our students with engaging and relevant learning experiences, which expand beyond our walls. I vow to build positive relationships with all stakeholders, support and challenge our staff to think differently, and advocate for all students. With you as a vital partner, we will continue the tradition of excellence which spans over 100 years.

This is going to be an incredible year! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.  My door is always open.


Tanisha Sanders

(404) 370-4470