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Principal's Message

Chestnut Grove Black Bears,
The teachers and staff at Chestnut Grove are committed to offering our students the best educational experience possible.  We strive for excellence in all that we do!  
Hello, my name is Mark Christopher and I am the new principal of Chestnut Grove Elementary.  I am truly humbled and excited to have the honor of serving the students and families in this community.  CGES has a special place in my heart as I began attending here the year the school opened.  I am a product of Decatur City Schools and graduated from AHS in 2000.  My entire fifteen year career in education has been spent serving the students of Decatur.  During this time, I have worked as a mathematics teacher, coach, guidance counselor, and assistant principal.  
Education works best when the school and community work together for the benefit of all students.  With this in mind, we look forward to working with you this upcoming school year. Please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime.  I know that your students will love Chestnut Grove!
Mark Christopher