Highly respected and equally successful in the Bartow County School System, Cloverleaf Elementary School Assistant Principal Paige Bennett, soars to new heights as principal of Emerson Elementary School. The Emerson Eagles officially welcome Bennett on July 1.
“As a person, I am family and faith-oriented,” said Bennett. “As an administrator, I am student-focused and data-driven. I truly enjoy forming meaningful relationships with staff, students, and community members, and I like to intentionally celebrate the right work when I see results.”
Bennett spent seven years teaching at White Elementary School, one year as an instructional lead teacher at Allatoona Elementary School, and a decade at Cloverleaf Elementary School where she taught and served as an administrator.
“During my time as AP, I was able to serve on the Phonics and Grading District Subcommittees, spend time working on the budget, and become the school testing coordinator,” said Bennett. “I organized the Read to Grow program, Summer Intervention, and local school events. I have worked alongside my principal at Cloverleaf Elementary School, Mrs. Amy Heater, to set goals for students and staff. I then supported and monitored those goals.”
Bennett also demonstrated strength in the Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy last academic year.
“This academy is led by Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page, Assistant Superintendent Dr. David Chiprany, and Chief Leadership and Learning Officer Clint Terza,” added Bennett. “During the academy, we discussed different topics that helped prepare me to become a leader. I was able to form relationships with other assistant principals and central office staff that will better me in this principalship.”
Bennett’s extensive knowledge of professional learning communities will be an asset as she moves to a school that is known for its Model PLC designation and A-Team teachers.
“My initial focus as I become principal is to get to know the students, staff, and community,” added Bennett. “I feel blessed to be their leader, and I want to know more about the good things going on at Emerson Elementary. I will meet with each staff member, the parent advisory committee, and community members to learn what is working great at Emerson Elementary and what can be improved upon.”
Away from the office, Bennett, her husband, Clifton, and children Caralynn (14) and Colton (10) can be found at Braves games, wrestling matches, or home enjoying family time.