For the last few years, Arcado Elementary School has had Joe Ahrens in the top post. He has positioned Arcado Elementary School as one of the highest ranked in Gwinnett County. Excellent school spirit, very high test scores and a sense of community have all been fostered under his leadership.
This year, Arcado will have a new top administrator, Penny Palmer-Young. She is committed to continuing the performance excellence of the school.
She was born and raised here in Gwinnett County, and graduated from Brookwood High School (she can be forgiven... ;^ ). Ms. Young has also spent a few years working in other schools in the Parkview Cluster, including Knight Elementary.
As our kids enjoy their last weekend of "freedom" before school starts on Monday, join me in welcoming Ms. Young as Arcado Elementary School's newest Principal. We are all looking forward to many more years of Arcado being one of the top performing elementary schools in Gwinnett County under her leadership.