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Principal’s Message

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I continue to be honored and privileged to be the principal of this fabulous school. Gayton Elementary boasts a state-of-the-art facility, a dynamic faculty and staff, and a highly supportive PTA. Our students are creatively engaged with the curriculum, the real world, and their classmates. Our parents and teachers are partners in developing compassionate and contributing students. Thank you for your support as we focus further together on rigor, relevance, relationships, student leadership, and deeper learning. Our 2022-23 school theme is Find Your Magic. All Gators Have Gifts!  We strive for every student to reach and exceed expectations within a child-centered learning environment that emphasizes individual student growth and achievement.

I am excited about all that is store for Gayton families in 2023. To start, my monthly newsletter is now hosted here on Smore. It provides important weekly updates, events, and links relevant to our school community.  These include our PTA website, Gayton Facebook Page, and our Parent/Student Handbook.

Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you are considering moving to our school community, please do not hesitate to call me or our associate principal, Mrs. Carey Reeves, at 804-360-0820. Our continued goal at Gayton is to consistently partner with parents so we can support and empower every student, every day.


Kirk Eggleston, Ed.D., Principal