Dr. Vaneisa D. Benjamin, Principal



    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. Our school motto is, " Fairview Elementary is committed to providing an engaging environment where students achieve academic excellence with the support of ALL stakeholders. " We believe this! It really does take a village of committed individuals in and out of school to make this hope and dream a reality.  Elementary school is the start, the foundation. If we work together, parents, teachers, students, and the community, we can see success with all of our students. How can you, as part of this  village, help your child be successful in school?

    1. Read to or with your child often.  Listen to them read. If you don't like what you hear, read more, not less.

    2.  Make sure your child completes homework and projects. Every assignment has a purpose, whether it is to teach a skill, enhance a skill and/or creativity, in addition, to help students understand the importance of work ethics.  3. Use collaboration and teacher/parent opportunities as an opportunity to unify with the teacher for " Team Your Child". Don't let the teacher be the only one looking to meet with you, be equally as expectant in requesting and expecting a conference, whether face to face or virtual, to stay on top of how your child is performing.



    Our goal is to also provide  an enriching project-based environment that incorporates the ideas supporting art-based learning that is culturally enriching, yet thought-provoking, leading to rich discussions and creative thought .We keep a keen eye on the social/emotional development of each child and continue our work through Second Step/Social Emotional streaming lessons as a PBIS school. Our Counselors and Mental Health leaders serve as immediate resources to support our students.  


    This is my 17th year as Principal of Fairview Elementary, making  it a total of 22 years calling Fairview Elementary home, as I also had the amazing pleasure of serving as a 5th grade teacher here for 5 years.  My undergraduate degree is from Spelman College in Computer Science with a Business Administration minor, and I have a Graduate degree from Clark Atlanta University in Computer Science. I obtained additional studies in order to complete my education requirements in  Middle Grades Education. I have a Graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University, Specialist, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Clark Atlanta University. I love learning. It opens doors that no one can close!


                                " If you can believe it, conceive it, you can achieve it!" 


    Dr. Vaneisa Davis Benjamin, Principal