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Principal's Message

Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Fort Deposit Elementary School where "Everyday Is An Opportunity To SHINE!"!

I feel extremely fortunate to be the principal of a school with such wonderful children, a motivated and dedicated staff, and parents who work with us to create an environment that facilitates student learning through a wide variety of innovative and collaborative methods and activities. Our faculty and staff are highly committed to providing the most rewarding education possible and making the process of learning an enjoyable experience. Your child's education is our #1 priority!  We look forward to working together with you to make your child’s educational experience a positive one.

Our Curriculum guides the high-quality instruction that takes place every day in the classrooms at Fort Deposit Elementary.  Our curriculum is aligned with the Alabama State Standards. 

Research demonstrates that parental involvement is the #1 factor in determining student success in school.  It can take many forms. First and foremost, parental involvement means getting children to school every day and getting them there on time.  This can't be stressed enough. READ to your child every evening. This helps students build their vocabulary and love of reading, as well as impressing the importance of reading. Being present to monitor student homework, providing a quiet place for homework completion and being informed about progress and grades are all important to student success.  For those parents who can volunteer in the school, we would encourage you to do so!  Please stop and see us if you would like more information. These opportunities can provide you with a firsthand look at the culture of expectations established at Fort Deposit Elementary and to contribute to the positive climate of the school which focuses on viewing everyday as an opportunity to SHINE!

Latonya Love