MacAfee Road School ‘Ice Cream Social’ Lets Parents Meet New Principal

Newly minted MacAfee Road School principal Karen Adams speaks to a student at the school PTO’s Ice Cream Social.

MacAfee Road School parents and students got a chance to meet each other and their new principal Aug. 29 at the PTO’s annual Ice Cream Social.

The event was held at Inman Park.

While usually a way for new MacAfee parents to meet, this year’s event also gave them the opportunity to speak with Karen Adams, the new school principal. Adams was appointed earlier this year, following the retirement of long-time principal Bill Grippo.

Adams, who is starting her fourth year in the district, previously served in the administrations at Franklin Middle School and Franklin High School.

She has also worked in the Lakewood school system, and was a teacher in New York City.

“It was a great turnout,” she said of the event. “I was able to meet all the way from Pre-K to 5. The kids were excited, parents were excited and we’re looking forward to an awesome year.”

“We’re going to really focus on aligning our priorities,” Adams said. “I had an opportunity to meet with the staff in May and June and hear what was important to them, what were some practices that they felt they wanted to preserve, and what were some areas that we felt as a school community that we can get better. This year is really about having a shared vision 2020 and really implementing and refining the things that make MacAfee great so we can be even better.”

“I’m so looking forward to the year,” she said. “Everyone has been so accommodating and helpful. It has been really a wonderful journey this summer. It’s a great building to work with.”

Following are some scenes from the day:

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