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Cathy K. Goolsby, Principal

"We Must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit." 
                                                                                                                  Robert H. Shaffer 

Cathy K. Goolsby is beginning her 26th year in the DeKalb County School District and her 2nd year as Principal at Redan Elementary. Ms. Goolsby believes in setting high expectations on a daily basis. Her beliefs also reflect that we can no longer accept mediocrity in learning and teaching. It is always our goal, as educators to ensure that every student meets or exceed expectations academically, as well as behaviorally.

Therefore, Ms. Goolsby has designated the school’s motto for the 2019-2020 school year as, “Flying to New Heights,” as we meet and exceed the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) targets for improvement in content mastery, closing gaps, and school climate.

Two mottos that best describe Ms. Goolsby’s character and expectations are “Do the right thing when no one is looking” and “Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.” She takes pride in ensuring fairness and equity in decision making, while simultaneously focusing on the needs of children, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and the school system at large. 

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