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Chapel Hill Elementary

Dekalb County Schools


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Lawanzer R. Smith
"Investing in the future of our children" 
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What great pleasure it is to serve as the leader of a dynamic school of teachers,  students and parents! I am beyond honored to serve as your "Principal in Service" at Chapel Hill Elementary School (CHES)! My name is Mrs. Lawanzer Smith and I "AM" a Proud CHES Panther!

As your child's school principal,  my solid and unwavering commitment is one that:  

  • values the partnership of teachers, parents, and the community through a consistent practice of shared goals, shared decisions, and shared responsibility.   
  • staffs the school with highly qualified and effective teachers who are passionate about student success and who are committed to continuous professional growth. 
  • provides ample opportunities for all students to gain knowledge to the best of their ability, effort, and interest in a standard’s based, engaging, rigorous, relevant, and safe learning environment.  
  • requires students to apply knowledge and critical thinking to solve real life problems in a STEM enhanced learning environment. 
  • motivates students to become lifelong learners who find valuable lessons in life experiences. 
  • provides a positive, safe, and tiered learning environment in which students feel valued and are excited about their school.
  • encourages students’ participation in community service activities that are designed to help students understand the importance of helping others and making a difference in the world around them.

I welcome the opportunity to work with the entire CHES community to forge a positive, productive and powerful partnership that will enhance a school community that is conducive to our students’ academic achievement and progress!  We ARE Team Chapel Hill Elementary School! ROAR!


Warmest, Kindest, and Best Regards!  

Invest in the future of our children!


Yours in service,  

Mrs. Lawanzer Smith


Chapel Hill Elementary School 

 "History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of our children."                                                          Nelson Mandela