My name is Ms. Krystye Tatum, and I am ecstatic to be an
Assistant Principal at Oakcliff Traditional Theme School. As the 2019-2020
school year is upon us, we need to remember that just as Eagles, we will soar
to heights of great attainment academically, socially, and emotionally. As your
Assistant Principal, it is my job to build a working relationship with the
students, staff, parents, and the community where all stakeholders feel valued
with a voice of equity. As the year progresses, my goal is to create those
interpersonal relationships that focus on increasing student achievement and support.
My educational background is rooted in educating, mentoring and inspiring
students to grow and love the art of learning.
I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where I attended Fulton
County and Atlanta Public Schools for my formative education. I also attended
Georgia Southern University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
with a Minor in Latin American Studies. I then decided to attend Mercer
University, where I received a Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration
in Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies. After graduation, I decided
to attend Kennesaw State University, where I received an Educational Specialist
degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I believe that this is just scratching
the surface in my educational journey because I am an avid educator that
believes in continuing education. I have had the pleasure of teaching students
in grades Kindergarten through twelfth throughout my twenty years in education.
I have also had the opportunity to serve in multiple leadership roles
throughout my career. However, my true passion is curriculum and instruction
and the impact that it has on student achievement and instructional practices.
Education is vital to establishing a strong foundation on
which understanding is based. I also believe that education is the key to
success for all students. As Assistant Principal, I hope to motivate teachers
in asserting their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly
inspires them. I aim to guide teachers in developing the skills and knowledge
necessary in establishing a strong foundation in instructional strategies and
pedagogy, thereby reigniting their passion for educating the 21st Century
I am invested in the Doraville community, and I am happy to
be YOUR Assistant Principal!
“A school’s Culture resides in the hearts and souls of its leadership, teachers, staff, and students. A true CULTURE of LEARNING will tend to transcend the physical walls of the school and flow out into the community.”
- Robert John Meehan, author