Principal Cissi Kale


It is with great excitement that I am joining the Due West family as your new principal, and I can’t wait to begin working with our students, staff, and community. The tradition of excellence has been well established at Due West, and I look forward to being a part of that success.

I live in Powder Springs with my husband, Jason, and our two wonderful sons, Avery and Sawyer.  Our boys attend Lovinggood and Hillgrove High School, and both boys are very active playing JV and travel baseball.  I received my B.S.Ed. in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University, and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Berry College. 

My professional background includes experiences as a teacher, math coach, and assistant principal.  These experiences have truly prepared me to help lead Due West and continue the many traditions of this wonderful school.  I was the assistant principal at Kemp Elementary School for five years, and this past year I have served as assistant principal at Kennesaw Elementary School.  August will mark my 21st year in CCSD, and I am so proud to begin this year as part of the Due West family.

My vision for Due West is to uphold the traditions that have been set while looking ahead to continue improvement.  Due West has achieved great success, and I plan to continue the pursuit of excellence, while working collaboratively with staff and parents to support our students. Student success is at the core of all my decisions, and I will always put the needs of Due West students above all else.

I look forward to meeting each of you and am honored to join Due West Elementary as your  principal.  It is going to be an awesome year as we work together to continue Due West’s vision of Preparing our Students for Future Success.

Asst. Principal Christi Laverty


Student Support Admin. Sarah Jones