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Rainbow Administration 2017 - 2018



 
Dr. Carolyn J. Benson, Principal

Greetings:
 
I have been with DeKalb County School District for many years.  I have worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in both the elementary and middle schools, respectively.  This is my fourth year at Rainbow Elementary as principal and I enjoy the time I spend with the students, faculty and staff, and key stakeholders.  I love children and believe they all can learn and that every opportunity can be turned into a teachable moment and positive learning experience.
 
In previous years, DeKalb County School District printed on the bottom of its letterhead the phrase, "The school can not live apart from the community.''  I am a firm believer in that statement.  Here at Rainbow, we welcome our parents into the building.  We encourage parental involvement.  We ask that you come visit us and witness how active and engaged our children are in learning.  Just let us know you are here by signing in at the front office and then be prepared for a wonderful experience working with our children.
 
 
Ms. Darlene Herbert, Assistant Principal
 I am pleased to be the Assistant Principal at Rainbow Elementary School. A place where learning is an enjoyable experience and all of our students are challenged to learn and study.  Each school year is positive, exciting and rewarding. We at Rainbow genuinely want to work together with our parents and the community to make our school environment the very best for our children.  As the school year progresses, we encourage all of our parents and our community to call and visit the school.  We will, with your cooperation, have an excellent and positive school year.
Mrs. Sunday Douglas, Academic Coach
 
       It is an honor to serve as Academic Coach here at Rainbow Elementary School. Previously, I have served in the                 following capacities as an teacher for 3rd and 5th grades, as well as an EIP Math and Reading Teacher. I look                     forward to an awesome year of collaborating with everyone to make Rainbow "The Exception".
 
Dr. Della Thomas-Culver, Counselor
Greetings to all! I am Dr. Della Thomas-Culver, who has served as a School Counselor at the Radiant Rainbow Elementary for the past 15 years. I consistently enjoy working with the students, faculty/staff, parents and businesses of this dynamic community! To consistently serve the Rainbow District with excellence, I rely on my previous experience of serving as a Special Education Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Resource Coordinator, Speaker and Facilitator for the Annual Title I Parental Involvement Conference and Adjunct Professor for Cambridge College and Argosy University. My primary goal is to assist our beloved Rainbow Tigers implement our mission as a community school of excellence which is “to ensure all students receive high academic standards, personal and civic responsibilities and a life-long commitment to learning by maintaining a supportive environment, utilizing innovative teaching techniques and emphasizing family literacy.” Moreover, I’d like to share my hobbies which includes reading, traveling nationally and internationally, teaching dance, acting and voiceovers, to help make a positive impact on our students.  My philosophy states, “We know the future will out last us all, but I believe all of us will live on the future we make.”
 
 Mrs. Vanette Jordan, PT Counselor
 
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