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Rachel A. Williams, Ed.D.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  I hope you find this page both informative and inviting.  My name is Rachel Williams, the proud principal of Crabapple Crossing Elementary.  The 2019-2020 school year will be my sixth year at CCES.  Finally, the kindergarten class I began with are now fifth graders.  That is so hard to believe!  I have had the privilege of working for Fulton County since 2014.  I have also worked in South and North Carolina.  Most of my teaching career was in DeKalb County Schools in the primary grades. Additionally, a vast majority of my leadership prior to Fulton was in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools which is where I initially became a principal. 

I am originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina and you will learn very quickly my family and I are HUGE Clemson football fans.  Saturdays in the fall are usually spent in Clemson or traveling all around to watch the Tigers play!  I am a resident of Sandy Springs and the proud aunt to Catherine a second grader.  When I am not at CCES, you can find me with family, watching football or traveling. 

At Crabapple Crossing, we pride ourselves in providing a safe and nurturing environment for all students.  Academics have always been strong here at CCES, but we pride ourselves in developing social and emotional skills as well.  This occurs daily in our morning meeting time and through direct classroom guidance lessons taught by our counselor.  We are proud to be selected as a school that currently partners with Summit Counseling.  This is an additional layer of support for our students that can be provided during the school day.

Thanks to a dedicated staff, supportive PTO, and remarkable students, CCES is a well-respected school throughout our district as well as the Milton community.  By working together we are an A-Rated school according to CCRPI by the state of Georgia with the highest climate star rating of 5.  We are proud to be one of the premier schools in North Fulton and we work daily to maintain excellence in all we do. 

This fall, we will welcome nearly 780 students to Crabapple Crossing.  Our returning students will notice, not much has changed.  We are still a partner lab school with Teacher’s College out of Columbia University and our focus is on Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.  We are so very excited about the continuation of our parent-led Science Lab, as well as STEAM Day opportunities throughout the year. 

Again, thank you for visiting our website.  Make sure to also follow us on Twitter at CCES_Principal for instant updates.  I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little more about our school. I encourage you to find ways to be involved in some capacity. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions at williamsra@fultonschools.org.  I look forward to partnering together for another incredible year at CCES.



Dr. Rachel A. Williams, Principal


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