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    I am thrilled to introduce myself as your Parent Instructional Coordinator here at Centerville Elementary School. My name is Emily Garner, and I am deeply committed to supporting you and your family in your educational journey. I currently live in the Snellville area. I received my BS degree in Community Health Education from Morris Brown College. I received my MA degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University. I have worked in Gwinnett County Schools for 16 years. I joined the Centerville family in 2017 as a Special Education Teacher.

    As the Parent Instructional Coordinator, my primary goal is to serve as a bridge between our school and our wonderful parent community. I am here to facilitate communication, provide resources, and create opportunities for collaboration that will enhance your child's educational experience.

    As your Parent Instructional Coordinator, my goal is to create a welcoming and supportive environment where parents and guardians are empowered to motivate their children in our ever-changing world of learning. I am here to support you; through the resources we have in the Family Engagement Center.

    I bring with me a passion for family engagement and a strong belief in the power of partnership between parents, educators, and students. Together, we can create a nurturing and enriching environment where every child can thrive.

    I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you, listening to your ideas and concerns, and working together to make our school community even stronger. Please feel free to reach out to me at 678.639.3721 with any questions, suggestions, or if you simply want to connect.

    Let us embark on this exciting journey together, dedicated to the success and well-being of our children. I cannot wait to meet you all and build a supportive and collaborative relationship.


    Stop by the Family Center and explore the educational resources we have to offer.  Find out about upcoming school events, parent workshops, community programs, and volunteering opportunities. 


    Centerville Elementary School is a Title I School. This means we receive federal funds to provide additional resources to meet the needs of our students and families. One such resource is the Family Center. As the Parent Instructional Coordinator, I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit the Family Center to see what materials are available to help you support your child’s learning at home. The Family Center is located in the main building.

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or by appointment; Monday-Friday.



    Emily Garner,

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  • Hours and Location

    The Parent Center is located in the main building just inside the front doors on the right in room 1.102.


    Hours:  9:00am - 3:15pm

    or by appointment.


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  • GCPS Title I Family Community Engagement

    Follow this link to view the GCPS Title I Family Community Engagement page on the Gwinnett County Public Schools' website.


    • District Family and Community Engagement Plan - English 
    • District Family and Community Engagement Plan - Español

  • Volunteer Opportunities

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    On-going research shows that family and community engagement at school improves student achievement, attendance, and parent's confidence in their children's education.

    Centerville Elementary School is always in need of great volunteers like you!!!


    Volunteer Opportunities Include:

    Daily Opportunities

    Guest Reader

    Local School Council


    Click here to learn more!

  • Form: Volunteer, Comment, Suggest

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