Prospect Elementary School's future lies in its history, according to its new principal. "Prospect has a history of providing exceptional service," said Principal Angela "Angie" Davis. She succeeds Jake Jones, who has become Heritage High School's principal. Prospect Elementary School traces its lineage back to a one-room schoolhouse in Fort McTeer, which was built in 1784, Davis said. County officials built a six-room schoolhouse in 1913 and the former Prospect School in 1952. Prospect School closed in 1978, and the community didn't have a school for more than 30 years, she said. Prospect Elementary School opened in 2011.
The administrator said she has empowered teachers to reach these
goals. "They're highly qualified, top-notch educators who go above and
beyond to take care of the whole child. My management style is similar
to a coach. I inspire others to do more, and it's a mind set that
continues whether I'm here or not."
Davis is starting her 25th year in public education. She served the
past two years years as Middlesettlements Elementary's Title I teacher.
Prospect Elementary's "first priority" is students, Davis said. "We're here to teach the whole child. We need an atmosphere that's comfortable and safe, so they're able to achieve more." She is also eager to make connections with community members, students and their families. "My primary focus right now is building relationships. I greet students and their parents each morning and afternoon. I poke my head into classrooms and sit down with students at lunch. I'm also going to ride the buses when it slows down, so I can introduce myself to the kids and learn our boundary lines."
Matthew Stewart- The Daily Times