For the school year 2022-2023, the Georgia Elementary and Middle School will be implementing a new administrative approach with the goal of unifying the school.  By physical design, the school is set up as two buildings, but the new team’s mission is to bring the schools together as one PK-8 school.  The resources in each school are so valuable and will be utilized to support the needs of ALL students attending GEMS.  It will be an exciting year! 

Meet the new administrative team at Georgia Elementary and Middle School:

Steve Emery; PK-8 Principal
Steve Emery

Steve has been at Gems for 28 years and has been the Elementary School Principal for the past 11 years.  His responsibilities will be to oversee the daily activities and operations within the school ensuring the school environment is safe for all students and staff. 

Melissa Fisher; Dean of Students
Melissa Fisher

Melissa has been working at Gems for the past 22 years as the middle school guidance counselor.  Her role will be to monitor and enhance the quality of student life in the Middle School including student-focused events and student behavior.

Karen Lehning; Director of Teaching and Student Learning
Karen Lehning

Karen has been a classroom teacher and instructional leader for the past 14 years at Gems. Her role will be to ensure that curriculum development meets high standards and that the delivery method is effective. She will also be in charge of designing and implementing faculty development programs that will have a positive impact on student learning.

Corrina Favreau; Leader of School Communications and Community Relations
Corrina Favreau

Corrina Favreau has been the Office Manager and Lead administrative assistant for the past 15 years at Gems.  Her role will be to effectively communicate school information and build strong relationships with the Georgia community. 

“We are excited for this opportunity to unify our school, build a strong school culture, and work collectively with all students, staff, and families.  Gems is a special place with a wonderful, supportive community”


Steve Emery is the Elementary Principal of Georgia Elementary Middle School. He is a regular contributor to THE FWSU STORY. You can follow him @Emery_Gems.

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