To the entire McMahan family,
I am deeply saddened by your loss and all that you are going through at this extremely difficult time. As the former principal of Henderson Mill Elementary School, I had the pleasure of working with Jim since January of 2014. Over the course of those 4 1/2 years, I consistently saw the man that he truly was, a champion for the students of DeKalb County School District, an ardent supporter of our Lakeside Cluster, a leader in the community, and a dedicated family man. Jim continuously exhibited a contagious positivity. He raised others up through compliments that encouraged them to be even more than they already are, and he was always willing to drop everything to attend to the needs of others.
His way of being will continue to guide my future actions and interactions. His leadership by example was truly second to none. I wish you comfort in the memory of the man that Jim was and the lasting legacy that he created that will continue to bare fruit into the future.