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Dr.  David  Gailer
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Principal's Bio


I would like to introduce myself. I grew up in Chattanooga, TN, and started my career in education there in 1987. I served as a fifth grade teacher for 12 years and an Assistant Principal for one year in the Hamilton County (TN) School System. Since moving to Northeast Georgia to be close to family, I served as an assistant principal in Stephens County and in Franklin County, and now am very happy to be the principal at Royston Elementary.

Two other positions I hold that are very important to me are husband and father. My wife, Donna, is a fourth grade teacher. We have three daughters, Shannon, Hannah and Lauren.

I am excited about the future of Franklin County Schools and my opportunity to serve the families of RES.