Meet Principal Alex Soto

  • Portrait of Park Street Principal Alex Soto

    Welcome to Park Street Elementary School, Home of the Park Street Panthers!

    Park Street Family,

    Welcome back to another exciting school year! We hope this letter finds you and your families in good health and high spirits. We are thrilled to open our doors once again and embark on a new journey of learning and growth together. At Park Street, EVERY CHILD – EVERY DAY – will LEARN * GROW * THRIVE.

    As we enter this academic year, we would like to share with you our unwavering commitment to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for your children. We understand the importance of a strong partnership between home and school, and we are dedicated to working collaboratively to ensure the success of every student.

    We have spent considerable time preparing for the return to school. Our team has been hard at work refining our curriculum to meet the needs of our students. We are excited to introduce six new Reading Specialists who will support our district literacy initiative as well as support Park Street’s literacy growth and achievement. All our teachers will engage, challenge, and inspire your children. Our goal is to foster a love for learning, encourage critical thinking, and promote personal and academic growth in every child.

    We strongly believe in open and transparent communication, and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have throughout the school year. We will continue to provide regular updates via email, newsletters, and our school website to keep you informed about important events, academic progress, and any changes to policies or procedures.

    We also value your involvement in your child's education and warmly invite you to participate in school activities, parent-teacher conferences, and volunteer opportunities. Your support and engagement make a significant difference in creating a vibrant and enriching school community.

    Together, we can make this school year a remarkable and successful one for your child. We are excited to witness their growth, achievements, and milestones. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education, and we look forward to partnering with you to make this a GREAT school year.

    Wishing you a fantastic start to the new school year!

    In service,
    Your proud Panther Principal,

    Alex Soto
    w: (770) 429-3180, ext. 7016
    c: (470) 650-5607

    Estimada familia de Park Street,

    ¡Bienvenidos a otro emocionante año escolar! Esperamos que esta carta los encuentre a usted y a sus familias con buena salud y buen ánimo. Estamos encantados de abrir nuestras puertas una vez más y emprender juntos un nuevo viaje de aprendizaje y crecimiento. En Park Street, TODOS LOS NIÑOS, TODOS LOS DÍAS, APRENDERÁN * CRECERÁN * PROSPERARÁN.

    Al comenzar este año académico, nos gustaría compartir con ustedes nuestro compromiso inquebrantable de brindar un entorno seguro, enriquecedor y estimulante para sus hijos. Entendemos la importancia de una asociación sólida entre el hogar y la escuela, y estamos dedicados a trabajar en colaboración para garantizar el éxito de cada estudiante.

    Hemos pasado un tiempo considerable preparándonos para el regreso a clases. Nuestro equipo ha estado trabajando arduamente para mejorar nuestro plan de estudios para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Estamos emocionados de presentar seis nuevos especialistas en lectura que apoyarán nuestra iniciativa de alfabetización del distrito, así como también apoyarán el crecimiento y el logro de la alfabetización de Park Street. Todos nuestros maestros comprometerán, desafiarán e inspirarán a sus hijos. Nuestro objetivo es fomentar el amor por el aprendizaje, fomentar el pensamiento crítico y promover el crecimiento personal y académico de cada niño.

    Creemos firmemente en la comunicación abierta y transparente, y le sugerimos que se comunique con nosotros con cualquier pregunta, inquietud o idea que pueda tener durante el año escolar. Continuaremos brindando actualizaciones periódicas por correo electrónico, boletines y el sitio web de nuestra escuela para mantenerlo informado sobre eventos importantes, progreso académico y cualquier cambio en las políticas o procedimientos.

    También valoramos su participación en la educación de su hijo y lo invitamos cordialmente a participar en actividades escolares, conferencias de padres y maestros y oportunidades de voluntariado. Su apoyo y compromiso marcan una diferencia significativa en la creación de una comunidad escolar vibrante y enriquecedora.

    Juntos, podemos hacer que este año escolar sea extraordinario y exitoso para su hijo. Estamos emocionados de presenciar su crecimiento, logros e hitos. Gracias por confiarnos la educación de su hijo y esperamos asociarnos con usted para hacer de este un GRAN año escolar.

    ¡Les deseo un fantástico año escolar!

    En servicio,
    Su orgulloso Director Pantera,

    Alex Soto
    w: (770) 429-3180, ext. 7016
    c: (470) 650-5607

Meet the Administrative Team

  • Portrait of Park Street Assistant Principal Carrie Madden

    Carrie Madden, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Madden is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joins Park Street as a new Assistant Principal. Mrs. Madden is a graduate of Georgia Southern University (ECE), Kennesaw State University (M.Ed.), and Lincoln Memorial University (Ed.S.). Mrs. Madden has been in education for over twenty years as a classroom teacher, ESOL teacher, and recently served as the Marietta City Schools K-5 ESOL Coordinator. She is proud to join our team as the newest Park Street Panther!

    Mrs. Madden may be reached at (770) 429-3180 ext. 7014 or

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  • Portrait of Park Street Assistant Principal Idris Johnson

    Idris Johnson, Assistant Principal

    Mr. Johnson began his career at Park Street in 2000 as a Kindergarten teacher. In his 20+ years, he has served as an Early Intervention Program specialist, Multi-Tiered System of Support Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, and now Assistant Principal. His academic background includes a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fort Valley State University. He looks forward to meeting and supporting all members of the Park Street and Marietta City community throughout the year!

    Mr. Johnson may be reached at (770) 429-3180 ext. 7015 or

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  • Portrait of Academic Coach Sharon Worley

    Sharon Worley, Academic Coach

    Sharon Worley has been teaching for 30 years. She has known since elementary school that she wanted to become a teacher. After teaching students during the day, she would teach English to adults from various countries in the evenings. Sharon taught in grades 3-5. She received her National Board Teaching Certification in 2002. Sharon is originally from North Carolina and moved to Marietta, Ga in 2004.

    Sharon began working at Park Street Elementary in 2004. While at Park Street she received several awards: Outstanding New Employee, Outstanding Certified Employee, Outstanding Marietta City Schools Employee, and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has scored ELA items for the Georgia Milestone Assessment and helped develop curriculum maps for Marietta City Schools in Mathematics.

    Sharon’s philosophy of education is simple. She believes that all children deserve and are entitled to the best education possible. She believes that all children can be successful if given the necessary tools for success. Working with classroom teachers and students has been a lifelong goal of Sharon’s and she is honored to be able to do this with the teachers at Park Street.

    Ms. Worley may be reached at (770) 429-3180 or

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  • Portrait of MTSS Coordinator Doreen Tichenor

    Doreen Tichenor, MTSS Coordinator

    Doreen Tichenor is native of Louisville, Kentucky. A proud graduate of Kentucky State University and The University of Kentucky. In 2012, she earned her Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds Reading and Teacher Support Specialist Endorsements. An Educator since 1996, with experience in Kentucky (Fayette), DeKalb, Cobb and Fulton Counties. She joined Marietta City Schools in 2015. Awarded Outstanding Certified Employee for Park Street 2017-2018. Throughout her career, she has held various positions including Teacher, EIP Teacher,  New Teacher Coordinator, Teacher Mentor, Extended Day Coordinator, Primary Grades Summer School Coordinator, District Unit Planner, New Curriculum Trainer, Grade Level Chair, Math and RTI Lead.

    Mrs. Tichenor may be reached at (770) 429-3180 or

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