• Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage. As the principal of Crabapple Crossing, I have the privilege of serving a community of learners with a long-standing history in Milton, Georgia, and Fulton County Schools. Crabapple Crossing is a strong neighborhood school, with a staff committed to meeting the individual needs of every child.

    As your principal, I promise to keep students at the forefront of every decision we make as a school. I believe deeply that the school and home must work hand in hand to help the students grow to their fullest potential. I love working with children and families to access the most out of the learning process. As educators, we have the incredible responsibility and opportunity of not just teaching our children but also to make a positive impact in their lives.

    I believe in teaching the whole child. This means it is our responsibility to teach and to meet the needs of every child instructionally, socially, and emotionally. I welcome opportunities for you to learn more about our school. To schedule a visit, please contact me at cheatham@fultonschools.org

    I take great pride in being a CCES Colt!

    Tresa Cheatham, Ph.D.




    About the Principal

    Dr. Tresa Cheatham began her career in Fulton County Schools in 1999, serving as a special education teacher at Woodland Charter Elementary, and then as an assistant principal at Love Nolan Elementary in College Park, Birmingham Falls Elementary in Milton, and Northview High School in Johns Creek. As an instructional leader who is passionate about curriculum and increasing academic achievement, Dr. Cheatham believes a great teacher can have a lifelong impact on every student with the proper support and coaching.

    Dr. C. grew up in a small rural Georgia town and was the oldest of four. She began her career in that small rural town after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. As an original “Georgia Peach”, she has taught special education in grades K-8 in various school settings from rural to suburban Georgia. To continue her pursuit of education, she earned a Master of Education and a Specialist in Education from Georgia College and a Doctor of Philosophy from Mercer University.

    Dr. C. is the proud mom of three daughters: Chan, Aliyah, and Leia. During her free time, Dr. C. enjoys reading, traveling, attending softball games with Leia, and spending time with Demi Rose and Emory Noel her two granddaughters.

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