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Cher  Algarin
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Biography

My name is Cher Algarin and I am excited to be the Principal at Dorsett Shoals ES! This is my 22nd year in the field of education. I have taught every grade in elementary except kindergarten and second. I have an open door policy to serve as a resource for the students, teachers, parents and community members of Dorsett Shoals ES. I will do everything possible for students to ensure that they receive the best education possible. I am looking forward to an awesome 2017-2018 school year.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but I moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. I started elementary school there and graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School in 1991. After the graduation ceremony concluded I got on a jet and moved to Chicago, IL. I lived there for 9 years and taught elementary school for 4 years. I relocated to the Atlanta area in August 2000. My family and I moved to Douglasville, GA in 2002 and we remain proud residents of Douglasville.

Education

August 2006, Lincoln Memorial University; Cleveland, Tennessee Ed.S, Administration and Supervision

 

August 2004, Georgia State University; Atlanta, Georgia

M.S. Early Childhood Education

 

May 1996, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, Illinois

B.S. Elementary Education

 

Experience

Principal (2014-Present) Dorsett Shoals, Douglas County Schools

Responsible for the overall operation of Dorsett Shoals ES

 

Assistant Principal (2010-2014) Beulah Elementary, Douglas County Schools

Responsible for Student Safety; Student Support Team Chairperson; Early Intervention Program; Monitor academic and instructional practices

 

Academic Lead Teacher (2009-2010) Beulah Elementary, Douglas County Schools

Responsible for monitoring Data-Driven Instructional Best Practices, Learning Focus Schools Implementation, Facilitating Instructional meetings on grade level teams

Curriculum Specialist (2008-2009) Villa Rica Elementary, Carroll County Schools

Responsible for monitoring Data-Driven Instructional Best Practices, Facilitating Instructional meetings on grade level teams and GPS Redelivery.

 

3rd Grade Early Intervention Program Teacher (2006-2008), Sweetwater Elementary, Douglas County Schools

Responsible for instruction, support, and developing an intervention program in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics to 3rd students.

 

Early Intervention Program Teacher (2005-2006), S. L. Lewis Elementary, Fulton County Schools

Responsible for instruction, support, and developing a pull-out intervention program in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics to 3rd and 4th grade students.

 

At Promise Reading Intervention Teacher (2002-2005), S. L. Lewis Elementary, Fulton County Schools

Responsible for implementing the At Promise Reading Module to 4th and 5th grade students.

 

Mentor (2000-2002), S. L. Lewis Elementary, Fulton County Schools

Model successful best practices classroom strategies concerning teaching, learning, and supervision

 

Classroom Teacher (2000-2002), S. L. Lewis Elementary, Fulton County Schools

Classroom Teacher (1996-2000), Nathanael Greene Elementary, Chicago Public Schools