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Allyson  Matthews
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal

Greetings W.O. Lance Family,

Hello students, faculty, staff and families of W.O. Lance Elementary.  One of our core beliefs at Lance  is that student success requires teamwork among staff, students, families and the community.  I am looking forward to partnering with each of you to facilitate growth in our academic program.   This year we will focus on making sure that we offer a supportive environment along with a rigorous academic experience.  We hope that you will join us in this effort.   Together we can address any barrier that stands in the way of our students' learning.

 I was born and raised in Lanett, Alabama and attend church in this community as well.  I married my high school sweetheart, Richard Matthews,  and we have been blessed with three unique daughters:  Carrie Houston (28), Langley Marie (19), and Emily Jo (11).  I have always enjoyed problem solving and drawing correlations between curriculum and instruction.  My other passions include: family hikes, playing board games, eating chocolate, and meeting new people.  Please stop by my office in early August so that we can get acquainted with each other and don't hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns or suggestions.



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