Sonya Garner Ayannuga, Ed.S.
    RCE Family, I want to warmly welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year!  It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as principal of Rocky Creek Elementary School. I can assure you that I am energized and deeply committed to sustaining the positive school culture and high performing learning environment that Rocky Creek has become known for over the last ten years. Our renewed vision is to strive to be a school of excellence where stakeholders work together to prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a global society. It will continue to be our goal to work with all stakeholders in order to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.   
    I have spent over sixteen years working in the field of education. I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.  I also have obtained a Master’s Degree in Post-Secondary Education from Troy University and an Education Specialist Degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership. I transitioned to Henry County Schools in 2014 as a fourth grade teacher.  Prior to that, I was an Academic Coach in Bibb County for three years.  While in Bibb County, I was also a fifth grade, third grade, and second grade classroom teacher. I was the assistant principal of Rocky Creek for the last four years and I am beyond thankful that I can continue my educational journey at this wonderful school as I advance from the role of assistant principal to principal.  Because I have had the honor of working at RCE in this capacityI have privileged insight concerning student needs and the things that are already in place that make Rocky Creek such a wonderful school to teach and learn.   

    Teamwork and open communication are very vital in ensuring a positive and productive learning environment for our students. Together, we will embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past.  Our remarkable staff, involved parents, and committed students are what make Rocky Creek such a wonderful, unique place and I look forward to continuing to foster these relationships in order to make the 2019-2020 school year the best yet! 

    Although I am very familiar with Rocky Creek, I plan on meeting with parents, students, and staff in order to identify specific needs in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication. It is my desire to keep you well informed of all that is taking place at our school and to reintroduce myself to you as I undertake this new role. Our first Meet and Greet opportunity will take place Tuesday, July 23rd from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  If you are unable to make this event and have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to notify me. I look forward to an extraordinary year!   


    Sonya Garner Ayannuga


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