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Promoting and Empowering Success
Promoting and Empowering Success
Mrs.  Christi  McLendon

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I am truly honored to serve the Temple Community as the Principal of Providence Elementary.  I am looking forward to working with our dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational experience for our Tigers.  

I grew up in Manchester, Georgia and am a product of the reason that I became a teacher.  My third grade teacher, Mrs. Gill, took a shy, introverted child and cared enough to take up a little extra time with me.  She pushed me to excel and wouldn't settle for anything less than my personal best.  Through pushing me to excel, she taught me how to persevere, how to believe in myself and how to use my voice in a positive and productive manner.  She went the extra mile for me!  I vowed that I would do for other children what she did for me. . . make a difference! That is why I'm an educator ~ My desire is to make a difference!

I have been married to my husband Sammy for 24 years, we have 3 amazing children.  Our daughter, Taylor, is 23 and is a pediatric ICU nurse.  Mason is 19 and is a sophomore at Truett McConnell University where he plays baseball.  Cade is an 18 year old freshman at UWG and he also works in our After School Program.  We love family time and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!  

Providing leadership that will facilitate a school environment where differentiated instruction and best practices meet the needs of each student is exciting, and I am thrilled to be a part of this initiative.  Our educational program is academically rigorous, engaging each student by linking the curriculum to relevant experiences, and promoting further exploration of new ideas.  It is our desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to become active learners who become productive citizens in a vastly changing 21st century.

Through a close and collegial partnership with all stakeholders associated with Providence Elementary, I am confident that we can make our school an even better place for our students to learn and grow.  Please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

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Our vision at PES is Promoting and Empowering Success, and we are dedicated to our vision.  

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