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Mary Lee Clark Building

Mary Lee Clark Elementary

Home of the Panthers

Welcome to Mary Lee Clark Elementary School! A new school year brings new beginnings for all. This is true for our students and for myself as well! It is with great excitement that I begin this year with the students, families, and staff of Mary Lee Clark Elementary. MLCES has a tradition of academic excellence and this year will be no different!  I strongly believe that every teacher, staff member, parent and community member has a role in the success of our community’s children. I invite you to continue working with MLCES to ensure that our children achieve academic success in a safe and orderly environment that allows each child to reach their full potential.
Again, I am honored and excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey and I look forward to a year of new beginnings and opportunities for our students.
Laurie M. Sutton, Ed.S.
Mary Lee Clark Elementary School

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Mary Lee Clark Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, will provide a safe positive learning environment nurturing every student’s potential.


Mary Lee Clark Elementary School will provide a foundation which prepares students to achieve lifelong learning skills.


All students can learn and achieve in a safe, supportive, and disciplined environment.
Students learn best when engaged in meaningful and challenging work.
Teachers are vital in building and fostering self-esteem.
Quality education requires community and parental involvement.
Every student should receive differentiated instruction from highly qualified teachers who hold them to high expectations.
Technology should be implemented into every facet of the curriculum.

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Mary Lee Clark Elementary
318 Mickler Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-882-4373

School Hours: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Doors Open and Breakfast Served:
8:00 AM
Students May Go to Homeroom:
8:20 AM

Before Care Available through Extended Day Program

Laurie Sutton
Mrs. Laurie Sutton

Mrs. Sykora Cobb
Teaching and Learning Specialist

Dr. Cullen

Dr. Demaris Cullen
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook

Three Blue Paws


MLCES Behavior Expectations:

Be Ready
Be Responsible 
Be Respectful