About Our Principal, Laryn Nelson


    Laryn Nelson


    Laryn Nelson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a product of Fulton County Schools, where she attended Seaborn Lee elementary school and graduated from Westlake (Westwood) High school. She received her Bachelor of Science from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, and her Master of Education in Educational Supervision from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.

    She began her teaching career in 1992 in Augusta, Georgia as a substitute teacher, then a para-professional, eventually becoming a middle school math teacher. She spent most of her teaching career as a middle school math teacher, having taught all three grade levels. However, she did teach fifth grade for three years, where she earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year in 1997.

    After leaving the classroom in 2004, she became an Instructional Lead Teacher, where her focus was on supporting and coaching teachers. She returned to Fulton County Schools in 2006 to serve as an administrator at Westlake High School, Renaissance Middle School, and Medlock Bridge Elementary School. In 2014, she left Fulton County Schools to become a middle school principal in Atlanta Public Schools. For the last six years, she has served as the principal of a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade Title I Dual Language Academy in San Antonio, Texas.

    She is the proud mother of adult identical twin daughters, Alexandria and Leigha, and one teenage son, Brice. She enjoys traveling, painting, spending time with her family, and cheering for her son as he runs track and plays basketball during her spare time. She is looking forward to learning about the history and traditions of Lake Forest Elementary School.

    In addition, she is excited to engage in conversation with all stakeholders, from the teachers to the parents, but most of all, our students. Having been raised in Atlanta and attended and served in Fulton County Schools, she considers it an honor to become a part of the Lake Forest community.