Dear Eastside Family,
I am thrilled to be the new Principal of Eastside School. I love collaborating and learning with my students, and the parents and families that make up our wonderful school community. It is an honor to be part of a faculty and staff committed to providing the best possible education for every child in a safe, nurturing environment.
My education career spans over 20 years. I have held positions of leadership at urban public schools in the District of Columbia, Atlanta, GA, and Montgomery, AL. I am a native of Valdosta, Georgia. I have a degree from Troy University in English Education and French Education. I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Education Specialist degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. I have also obtained a Doctor of Education degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia.
As I prepare to lead the Eastside Charter School community of learners, I am confident that we have the right staff, in the right place, to give our scholars a fantastic educational experience. We believe that students also need opportunities to develop as citizens. We are committed to explicitly teaching and consistently demonstrating "Eastside Pride". At Eastside, we are Positive, Polite, and Productive, not just today, but every day. The tenets of pride are expected from all of our scholars and stakeholders as we strive to make this a better world, one scholar at a time.
I firmly believe the partnership between our families and our school is an important part of our success. Students benefit when parents and guardians are involved in their learning. It is our goal to have consistent communication between home and school; and to offer regular opportunities for families to learn about what is happening at school.
I am very passionate about collaborating with students, parents, and teachers to help our students achieve their absolute best. I am looking forward to a great year at Eastside! We are Eastside… and We can do this!
Dr. R Demetri Sermons
Principal, EastSide Charter School