Dear Starling Families,

I am truly honored to be appointed as the new principal of Starling Elementary.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead a school with a strong commitment to excellence. I am excited and eager to continue my skills as an instructional leader and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

I would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself. I began my educational career at Rockbridge Elementary in Norcross, GA. I taught reading in grades K-5 for thirteen years and then transitioned to the role of assistant principal.  I served as an assistant principal at Magill Elementary for five years before coming to Starling in the fall of 2013. I have been married for 17 years to my husband Byron and have two children, Bryson who is thirteen years old, and Bryont, who is nine years old.

My priority as principal is to engage and involve all families, students and staff members. I look forward to the work that we will do together. At Starling, excellence is the expectation! I promise to act on excellence every day and with all that I do. Working alongside the Starling staff, we will strive every day to provide the best possible education for each student. We will continue to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment through the implementation of Positive Behaviors Intervention and Support (PBIS). We will ensure that your child is engaged in rigorous and relevant educational experiences through quality instruction.

I look forward to an incredible year ahead! I am looking forward to meeting the new families and revisiting with familiar ones.  I welcome and value your input. Please feel free to visit, call, or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.

Jacinta Henry
Jacinta Henry, Principal