New Principal Profile Q&A: Dr. Shannon McGill, Timber Ridge Elementary School

Question: Why are you excited about joining the Timber Ridge school community?
Answer: “It is such a privilege to return to a school community that played a large part in shaping me into the leader I am today. Timber Ridge holds a special place in my heart and serving the students and staff is an opportunity to say thank you and give back to such an amazing school community. As principal, I want the community to view Timber Ridge as a welcoming and friendly school where visitors can’t help but feel the excitement and know that great things are happening!”

Question: What does student success look like to you? 
Answer: “Student success is seeing ALL students make progress socially, emotionally, and academically – no matter where they begin. Success is ensuring that students are equipped with the skills needed to thrive by teaching them to problem solve, collaborate, think critically and demonstrate empathy for others.”

Question: What do you like most about being an educator/principal?
Answer: “The thing I love most about being a principal is most definitely the STUDENTS! Seeing the progress students make from pre-k through fifth grade is very rewarding. Being surrounded each day by funny, curious, and eager young people makes this the best job on Earth!”

Question: Outside school, where might students, parents or staff members run into you?  
Answer: “When I am not at school, you might find me on the tennis court, at the beach, or cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs or Atlanta Braves.”