Dear Parents and Partners,
I officially began my journey as State Bridge Crossing’s principal today. What an exciting day it was and I
will remember it for years to come as it starts a new chapter in my life. Words cannot express the
excitement and joy I feel to be joining such a wonderful school
family. I know our partnerships will be critical in ensuring our
I joined the Fulton County School District 4 years ago as a Curriculum
Support Teacher at Ocee Elementary. Two years later, I was selected
to serve as the Assistant Principal at Barnwell Elementary. Prior to
my family’s relocation to the Atlanta area, we lived in Charleston, SC.
I attended the College of Charleston where I received my
undergraduate degree in Special Education. Later, I attended The
Citadel and earned my Master of Education degree in Educational
Leadership. My most recent degree, but hopefully not my last, I earned from Valdosta State University –
also in Educational Leadership.
While working with Charleston County School District, I was honored to serve as their 2005 District
Teacher of the Year. My educational experience also includes teaching special education, second grade,
third grade and fifth grade. I thoroughly enjoy elementary-aged students; they simply make me happy.
My family means the world to me and I hope you will all get a chance to meet them at one of our yearly
events. They are so supportive of my career and attend as many events as they can. I have been married
to my husband, Ed, for 23 years and we are the proud parents of two daughters, Jessica, 19 and Sydney,
16. These girls keep us very busy but bring us lots of joy. Jessica is a sophomore at Kennesaw State
University and is following in her mother’s footsteps as an aspiring educator. Sydney is a junior at South
Forsyth High School and hopes to be a doctor. Both girls participate in the marching bands at their
respective schools. I almost neglected to mention my ‘son’, Oscar, the Yorkie. He is a 4.5 pound ball of
Again, I am looking forward to our partnership this upcoming year. I can’t wait to see you all at Sneak
Peak. I’ve included a picture so if you see me in the halls, please stop and say hello. In addition, please
be on the lookout for upcoming dates for Coffee with the Principal. Those will be published soon.
My best always,
Bridgette M. Marques