CEO Mary Hester Principal for a Day at Brookwood ES

Brookwood ESNovember 17, 2016 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta Managed Service company, CEO Mary Hester was the “Principal for a Day” at Brookwood Elementary School in Snellville, Georgia.  The program is a joint venture of the Gwinnett County Board of Education and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Its objective is to provide CEO-level business leaders a firsthand, authentic look at the operations of today’s schools and the principals who lead them. Leaders observe the rewards, challenges, and satisfaction that come with being the instructional and managerial leader of a modern public school.

Mary shadowed Ms. Cheri Carter, Principal of Brookwood EC, starting with greeting students at the main entrance and then on the morning TV show. Cheri and Mary toured the school visiting the chorus as they prepared for the holiday celebration, spending time with teachers as they prepared for the holidays and visiting classroom throughout the school. Mary read Run Turkey Run to the Kindergarten and interviewed future business leaders in the Entrepreneur program. She also visited the Focus math class and enjoyed being entertained at the Thanksgiving program by the Kindergarten singing The Turkey Tango.

“Cheri made my day so special. She is so engaged with the students and teachers and has brought many new ideas to fulfill the Promise of Gwinnett.” said Hester. “From the classical music at dismissal to the entrepreneur program, Cheri lives their motto “We are all about learning.”

Brookwood Elementary is in Snellville, Georgia and serves over 1100 students.


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About LAN Systems

LAN Systems is a leading Atlanta IT Support company that provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of IT Solutions for growing businesses in the Metro Atlanta. For more information, visit:


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