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McLendon Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Principal, Raft Ingram

Principal, Raft Ingram

Meet Principal, Mr. Raft Ingram  

Dear McLendon Elementary School Community,


My name is Raft LaDez Ingram Jr, and I am so honored and humbled to formally introduce myself as the new principal of McLendon Elementary School. As we look forward to the 23-24 school year, please know that our school community consists of dedicated, supportive, and caring members committed to doing what is in the best interest of our students.  We will continue to keep our primary focus on student learning and student success.

I bring to McLendon sixteen years of experience.  As an educator, I have worked in the classroom as a special education teacher, case manager, mentor, sponsor, and athletics coach.   Administratively, I bring a wealth of leadership experience cultivated through strong relationship building, listening, communication, collaboration, understanding, and empathy.  

McLendon is a unique learning environment due to its diverse population.  I look forward to supporting and celebrating that diversity among our teachers, staff, and students as this is an important piece of our identity and culture.

I am committed to exploring and collaborating on new ways to meet the needs of all our students, supporting our teachers and staff, and strengthening communication with parents and the community.   I strongly believe that the Administration, teachers, staff, and parents play an equal role in ensuring that our Blue Hawk Scholars are provided with a learning environment that is safe, exposes them to a standards-based curriculum with academic rigor, provides support, implements resources, and allows our students to make real-world connections through learning that develops the whole child academically, behaviorally, and socially.

Again, I am honored to be your principal and looking forward to meeting our students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.  Additionally, I have always been committed to an open-door policy and welcome your support and input. McLendon…Together We Make A Difference For Students!


Mr. Raft L Ingram, Principal

McLendon Elementary