• durden

    Dear Unity Grove Elementary Families, 

     It is with great honor and excitement that I serve as Assistant Principal of Unity Grove Elementary! I am incredibly honored to be working alongside Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Cockfield as we lead our teachers and students toward even greater success. Unity Grove is a wonderful school filled with a dedicated and passionate staff driven to empower students and prepare them for their futures.

     I live in McDonough with my husband of 12 years, Alex, and our three children. Audree (11), Eliott (6), and Emerson (4) keep us very busy and we thoroughly enjoy watching them learn and grow. 

     It is my passion to work with all learners and help them reach their highest potential. I believe that in order to work with and understand our students, I must remain a student myself. I look for any and all opportunities to learn and refine my practice. 

     My love for education and working with students encourages me daily to accept new challenges and embrace change. As you embark on the 2020-2021 school year alongside the teachers and staff of UGE, please do not hesitate to share your ideas with us. I look forward to having a wonderful year getting to know you and your student! 

    Degrees & Certifications

    Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Mercer University, 2011

    ESOL Endorsement, Mercer University, 2011

    Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Mercer University, 2012

    Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University, 2017


    Educationally Yours,

    Elyse Durden