• Hello I am Dr. LaSynge Guyton
    Title I - Instructional Lead Teacher, Mentor & Coach
    Email: LaSynge.Guyton@henry.k12.ga.us

     Balanced Instruction


    Success Becomes Excellent when Instruction is Effective and Practical


    Effective instruction is important to your child's school day and overall academic success in all subject areas.  Here at Smith-Barnes Elementary, we focus on educating the whole child.  I look forward to another year of supporting teaching and instruction with your child's teacher to help implement effective researched-based strategies because we are #Bettertogether, and we #ExpectExceptional. 

    Dr. LaSynge Guyton, Title I- Instructional Lead Teacher, Mentor & Academic Coach.


     My Goal:

    My goal for the 2019-2020 school year is to LEAD in the effort of using data to drive effective instruction.   I will assist and support teachers in using relevant data to gage teaching and instruction in math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts.   This will be encouraged and supported in a collaborative setting to include observations, daily walkthroughs, instructional rounds, collaborative planning, conferencing and facilitated Data Talks, based on school-wide data (CFA, benchmarks, MAP, GMA, STAR, Fountas and Pinnell).  I will conduct professional developments, model instruction and share best practices with data-driven strategies that will increase student achievement in 4th and 5th-grade mathematics and reading content areas as reflected in the Smith-Barnes Elementary Continuous School Improvement Plan (see below).


    Student Performance Goal #1: Smith-Barnes Elementary will increase the percentage of students in scoring proficient or above on the 2020 Milestones End-of-Grade assessment in Mathematics in 4th and 5th Grades from 22% to 27%.  


    Student Performance Goal #2: Smith-Barnes Elementary School will increase the number of students reading at or above grade level in 5th Grade from 57% to 60% and 4th Grade from 56% to 60% as evidenced by the 2020 GMAS Data.


    Student Performance Goal #3: Smith-Barnes Elementary School will Increase the Star Rating on the Georgia Climate Survey from 3 to 4. 


     My Mission:

    To raise the rigor of instruction in ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies, by supporting each teacher to teach at his or her maximum potential through data-driven instructional strategies.


    My Vision:

    To support data-driven instruction through high expectations in rigor, and depth of knowledge, ultimately empowering all students to reach their fullest potential as life-long learners.