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Principal Message

Greetings Owl Families and Oakhurst Community!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  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 for the third 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!

Due to the national COVID-19 health pandemic, this year will be much different. Even still,  we are an EL Education school and we use the term “crew”, which means we do the work together.  We will support one another as we journey through another school year! We'll continue to work together to provide the best educational experience possible for our students, while focusing on keeping everyone safe.  As your Principal, I will ensure learning continues to occur at high levels as we provide our students with engaging and relevant learning experiences. The Oakhurst staff will continue our focus on positive relationships with all stakeholders, supporting and challenging ourselves to focus on equity, and providing a quality education for all. With you as a vital partner, we will continue the tradition of excellence which spans over 100 years.

Looking forward to another fantastic school year! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.  My door is always open.

Tanisha Sanders

(404) 370-4470