Assistant Administrators

Dear Parents and Students:

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I have become a member of the Fair Oaks Community! I am honored to embark upon my role as an assistant principal of Fair Oaks Elementary School. Additionally, I am looking forward to assisting our principal with all the great ideas and initiatives at Fair Oaks Elementary School.  

This is my sixteenth year in the field of education. Furthermore, this is my sixth year working in Cobb County School District. Most recently, I was a middle school administrator in Cobb County School District. In addition, my career experience includes self-contained EBD teacher for elementary and high school levels, inclusion teacher for elementary and secondary school levels, special education lead teacher, and behavior specialist. I have enjoyed each educational opportunity in Virginia, Texas, and Georgia.

The students of Fair Oaks are the future, and it takes all of us to be actively involved in their education. I encourage you to help our students to meet and exceed the expectations we have set for them. I am looking forward to meeting each of you over the course of the school year. Please know my door is always open to provide support and to focus on what is best for our students. I am extremely enthusiastic about the amazing school year that will take place at Fair Oaks!  

Respectfully,
Chaundra Parker
Assistant Principal

Dear Fair Oaks Faculty and Staff,

It is with extreme joy and anticipation that I introduce myself to you as Assistant Principal at Fair Oaks Elementary School.  I have been employed by the Cobb County School District since 2004.  I am very proud to have been chosen to continue my leadership journey in the Fair Oaks community.

In my 14 years with the district, I have held several positions which shaped and prepared me for this great opportunity.  I began my teaching career in Cobb as a co-teacher in eighth grade at Simpson Middle School.  I have also served as an Assistant Principal at Simpson Middle School and Bryant Elementary.   Prior to relocating to Georgia, I worked for 7 years as an elementary and middle school resource/inclusion teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

I am thrilled to bring my passion and skills as an educational leader to Fair Oaks.  Together we will continue to provide the highest quality of education possible in a safe, supportive learning environment, that is rigorous, engaging, and prepares our students to be leaders in the worldwide community.  Building relationships and positivity are important to me.  I know we can build a foundation for teamwork and student success within an encouraging environment.

Please know that my door is always open and I am purposed with serving Fair Oaks students and their families.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Lynn L. Odom

Estimados maestros y personal de Fair Oaks:

Es con gran alegría y anticipación que me presento a ustedes como Subdirectora de la Escuela Primaria Fair Oaks. He estado empleada en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Cobb desde el 2004. Estoy muy orgullosa de haber sido elegida para continuar mi camino de liderazgo en la comunidad de Fair Oaks.

En mis 14 años con el distrito, he ocupado varios puestos que me formaron y prepararon para esta gran oportunidad. Comencé mi carrera de docente en Cobb como co-docente en octavo grado en Simpson Middle School. También he servido como subdirectora en Simpson Middle School y Bryant Elementary. Antes de mudarme a Georgia, trabajé durante 7 años como maestra de recursos/inclusión en escuelas primarias y secundarias en Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Estoy emocionada de traer mi pasión y conocimientos como un líder educativo a Fair Oaks. Juntos continuaremos proporcionando la más alta calidad de educación posible en un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y de apoyo, que sea riguroso, atractivo y prepare a nuestros estudiantes para ser líderes en la comunidad mundial. Establecer relaciones y positivismo es importante para mí. Sé que podemos construir una base para el trabajo en equipo y el éxito estudiantil dentro de un ambiente alentador.

Por favor, sepan que mi puerta siempre está abierta y mi propósito es servir a los estudiantes de Fair Oaks y a sus familias.

Los mejores deseos,

Dra. Lynn L. Odom

Hello Fair Oaks Families!  My name is Kristi Lankford and I am excited to start the 2018-2019 school year as a Fair Oaks Eagle!  I have spent the last 18 of my 22 years in education teaching here in Cobb, but begin my first year as an administrator here at Fair Oaks.  As a school leader, I am looking forward to building relationships with the staff, students, and families in our community.            

Originally raised in Florida, I moved to the Atlanta area in 1998.  I am a graduate of the University of South Florida, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  I also have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and an Educational Specialist in Leadership from Berry College.  I am a proud and busy mom of two teenage boys.  On the weekends, you will usually find my husband and me at a baseball field and during the summers you can find me at the beach.

This school year, my commitment to you is to help foster a learning environment where staff, student, and family success is our top priority!  I look forward to working with you, learning from you, and seeing our Eagles soar!   

¡Hola familias de Fair Oaks! Mi nombre es Kristi Lankford y estoy emocionada de comenzar el año escolar 2018-2019 siendo un Águila de Fair Oaks. De mis 22 años en la enseñanza en educación, he pasado los últimos 18 años aquí en Cobb, pero este año comienza es mi primero como SSI en Fair Oaks. Como líder de la escuela, espero construir relaciones con el personal, los estudiantes y las familias de nuestra comunidad.

Originalmente criada en Florida, me mudé al área de Atlanta en 1998. Estoy graduada en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida, con una Licenciatura en Educación Primaria. También tengo una Maestría en Educación de la Primera Infancia de la Universidad Estatal de Kennesaw y soy Especialista Educativa en Liderazgo graduada del Berry College. Soy la orgullosa y ocupada madre de dos adolescentes. Los fines de semana, generalmente nos encontrarás a mi esposo y a mí en un campo de béisbol y durante los veranos puedes encontrarme en la playa.

¡Este año escolar, mi compromiso con usted es ayudar a fomentar un ambiente de aprendizaje donde el éxito del personal, los estudiantes y la familia es nuestra principal prioridad! ¡Espero con interés trabajar con usted, aprender de usted y ver a nuestras Águilas volar!