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Dr. Salethia James - Principal of Statham Elementary School

Dr. Salethia James

Greetings Wildcat Family,

I am honored, excited, and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as Principal and continue the great work at Statham Elementary School. I  am equally blessed to be able to continue to serve the staff, students, families, and community! I look forward to the continued great work that we will do together as we provide educational experiences that will greatly impact student success!

My door is always open, so if you have a question or concern, please come by or reach me at 770-725-7112 or via email at

Let’s have an amazing year and remember that We are #WildcatPride!

Kindest Regards,
Dr. Salethia James

Kari Maxey - SES Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal
Ms. Kari Maxey


I am humbled and excited to join Statham Elementary as the Assistant Principal.  Serving the students, families, and community of this great school is such an honor.  Throughout my teaching career, I have served in a variety of roles including teaching all elementary grade levels, ESOL, EIP, serving as an Instructional Coach, and a district-level K-8 literacy specialist.  I am now proud and excited to be Barrow BOLD!

As an educator, I am passionate about providing our students with high-quality, differentiated learning experiences and opportunities that will foster a lifelong love of learning.  As Assistant Principal, I believe great things can happen when we work together for what is best for our students and I am eager to work with each and every family here at Statham.

I look forward to building upon the deep history here at Statham Elementary.  Please know you can reach me at the school’s phone number, 770.725.7112, or through email,

See you all in the halls!
Ms. Kari Maxey
Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

March 16

Schools Closed

Start: Mar 16, 2020 End: Apr 24, 2020

Multi-Day Event

March 31

School Governance Team Meeting

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

March 31

Parent Lunch and Learn

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM