CEO Mary Hester Principal for a Day at Chattahoochee EC

Norcross, Georgia, November 16, 2010 – LAN Systems CEO Mary Hester was the “Principal for a Day” at Chattahoochee Elementary School in Duluth, 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 Mr. Jeff Lee, Principal of Chattahoochee EC, during his normal and very busy schedule.  Starting by greeting students and staff, they moved to the media center for the morning television broadcast.  A local school council meeting, lunch with the student council, lunch room duty, classroom visits, dismissing the students and a staff meeting completed the day.

“Nothing is more important to our future than maintaining excellent schools that provide the best in math and science education,” said Hester, “and there is no doubt that the students of Chattahoochee EC have a challenging curriculum and a dedicated staff. I was extremely impressed with the knowledge, dedication and commitment of the teaching staff.  And Mr. Lee is an exceptional educator that uses his strong business acumen to run the school.”

Chattahoochee EC is in Duluth, Georgia and serves over 1100 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

About the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett County remains one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States and has led the state of Georgia in job creation for the past five years. At the center of Gwinnett’s growth and development is the Gwinnett Chamber.

As one of the largest and most successful chambers in the Southeastern United States, the Gwinnett Chamber has a finger on the pulse of the community and is able to identify and target issues of importance to businesses in the county. Within the Chamber, businesses of all sizes have a strong voice and powerful impact on important community issues. For more information, visit The Chamber at

About LAN Systems
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