Sharon Arduino Named New Principal of Smyrna Elementary School
Sharon Arduino kicks off this school year at Smyrna Elementary as the new principal. In a letter to Smyrna Elementary families, she states, “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead a committed staff and community.”
Sharon is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been in education for 25 years. She has been a member of the Cobb County community for many years and has worked at Nickajack Elementary, Sanders Elementary and Ford Elementary. She has also been an assistant principal at Big Shanty Intermediate School and King Spring Elementary and a principal at Chalker Elementary.
“I believe that students are the focus of what we do each day. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Smyrna School…” she says.
Mayor’s Education Awards
A strong advocate for education, Mayor Max Bacon created the Mayor’s Education Awards in 2006. The awards program is held twice a year in May and December in Council Chambers.
Mayor Bacon, along with City Council, recognizes an outstanding student, staff member and volunteer from Smyrna area schools, both public and private. Recipients are honored for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service.
2018 Mayor’s Education Awards Recipients
Student: Amaya Williams, Staff: Zoila Hil, Volunteer: Steve Bird
Belmont Hills Elementary
Student: Jhoan Romero Ortega, Staff: Gladys Fernandez, Volunteer: Tina Abercrombie
Green Acres Elementary
Student: Britney Hernandez, Staff: Talita Dasaro, Volunteer: Camilla Williams
King Springs Elementary
Student: Luke Watkins, Staff: Stacey Chambers, Volunteer: Brian Cooper & Doug Pharr
Student: Lillie McDonough, Staff: Jelisa Blackwell, Volunteer: Kimberly Carter
Norton Park Elementary
Student: Latayvion Quinn, Staff: Bryan McClenning, Volunteer: Carley Stephens & Rachael Sejnoha
Student: Jonah Gomez, Staff: Lisa Devine, Volunteer: Melissa Martin
Student: Jada Butler, Staff: Bailey Oliver, Volunteer: Maria Pedroza
Student: Luke Ramsey. Staff: Kelly McCluskey, Volunteer: Linda Trocano
Student: Riddhi Maheshwari, Staff: Luz Thompson, Volunteer: Imani Thomas
Student: Josh Busbee, Staff: Roderick Langston, Volunteer: Jen Williams
Student: Eddie Moronta, Staff: Carla Henry, Volunteer: Peggy Martin
Covenant Christian School
Student: Yoseph Yohannes, Staff: Tracy Noble, Volunteer: Dr. Amos Johnson
Student: Joy Smith, Staff: April Battle, Volunteer: Claudia Tierra-Blanca
Student: Chip Goldsmith, Staff: Coleman Joiner, Volunteer: Jeanne Watson
The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location
The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location in Vinings, GA Dr. Shonna Babrow-Goodrich is excited to announce the new location of her practice in Vinings, GA.
“Relocating to Vinings is a good fit and the decision was long in the making.” says Dr. Babrow- Goodrich. The Center for Natural & Holistic Health specializes in integrative wellness. A heavy focus is on taking care of the whole body, understanding that wellness has to take on an “up-stream” approach. Helping patients and clients to correlate the balance needed not only in their nutrition, but also in how an individuals career, relationships, physical activity and ability to create balance are an intricate piece in getting healthy.
“More individuals and families are looking for a complementary approach to managing their health.” “I want them to understand we are here to bridge the gap between allopathy and naturopathy, these two must have a synergistic relationship with the understanding that health is a TEAM effort., I am looking forward to serving this community and its surrounding areas.”