• Dr. Vaneisa D. Benjamin, Principal  
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       Welcome to Fairview Elementary. We are the Eagles. We work hard and are all about rigor and expectation! Eagles are proud, soar high, never are happy to be on the ground, and make a choice to stay on high ground. It is our goal for our students and staff to keep our minds in "the balcony" at all times. This is my 11th year as an administrator in the district. I consider myself a teacher first, and will always love the classroom and the connection to the students. I taught at Fairview Elementary, as a fifth grade teacher for several years before becoming an administrator.

     
       I come from a family of educators who place a high value on education and the opportunities it affords you as a person in life. My mother was my biggest role model in preparing me to be a teacher. My undergraduate degree is from Spelman College in Computer Science with a Business Administration minor and I have a Master's degree from Atlanta University in Computer Science. I obtained additional studies in order to complete my education requirement in first, Middle Grades Education and later Elementary Education. I have a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University, a Specialist and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Clark Atlanta University.
     
       I still consider it important to continue to read, research, and keep up to date with the latest trends in educational research. I love working with children,the beach, history, learning new things, traveling, Broadway plays and watching basketball. I am the proud mother of two sons in college. 
     
    It really does take a mighty eagle to be a Fairview Eagle! We are so happy you are a member of our family!
     
    Vaneisa Benjamin, Principal