Principal's Message




Dear Overby-Sheppard Family,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back to the 2018-19 school year!  As your principal, I am excited to embrace the charge to increase student achievement through Engagement, Equity, and Excellence.  At Overby-Sheppard, we will continue to empower our students by providing high-quality educational experiences and strengthening core values, and being reflective in our practices.  Our Bees will be in FLIGHT as we engage in an environment that promotes a standard of excellence.

Please encourage your child to put forth his/her very best in citizenship, attendance, and academic performance. We intend to serve our community of inquisitive learners by providing the best.  Undoubtedly, we expect the best in return.  This can only be sustained through your support.  Please be sure to check your child’s backpack for home-school communications including our “Tune In Tuesday” folders.  Share your compliments, concerns, and questions at our monthly C.H.A.T. (Conversations Help Activate Transformation) opportunities, our Parent Night events, and weekly motivation meetings.  As you know, teamwork fosters a collaborative spirit to achieve a common goal.  TEAMWORK will continue to propel success!

We will continue to have a laser focus on academic improvement.  Be mindful that doors open for students at 8:50 am.  Our tardy bell rings promptly at 9:10 am.  "QHOP" - Quarter Hour of Power (School-wide Reading Initiative) begins at 9:15 - 9:30am daily, & instruction begins promptly at 9:30 am.  We encourage every student to be on time and attend school every day.  Thank you for your support in helping every student succeed.

In FLIGHT with high expectations,


Kara Lancaster-Gay



"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"  ~ Nelson Mandela


Engagement. Equity. Excellence