Principal - Apalachee High School
It is a great honor to return to where my educational journey began as a student teacher in 2004. AHS is a special place, and I am excited to reunite with some original faculty and join all the new amazing new staff as we support every student who walks through our doors. Because Chee students are top-notch, our goal will be to find ways to challenge each one. My daily hope is to see engaging experiences in every classroom so that students learn more about who they are, while teachers also explore their own creativity and craft.
My eleven years as a teacher at Apalachee are unmatched. During my teaching career, I instructed several English courses, sponsored Student Council, advised the Yearbook staff, and fulfilled other teacher leader duties. From 2016-2019, I served as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Jackson County High School. Then, in 2019, I returned to Barrow County to serve as Assistant Principal at Winder-Barrow High School. The 2023-2024 school year will be my 19th year as an educator and my 16th in Barrow County.
I work directly with Northeast Georgia RESA and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and understand the importance of supporting each teacher along their professional journey. In order to fully engage and connect to the curriculum, our students deserve daily preparedness, bell-to-bell instruction, and lessons based on the most recent research and technology. Our focus this year will be maintaining a sense of urgency while focusing on rich, rigorous standards-based teaching and learning.
Apalachee has secured its unique identity and place on the map, and we will find even greater success, add more traditions, and celebrate all stakeholders. I look forward to seeing students excel in our classrooms; on our fields, courts, and stages; at Region, State, and National competitions; and throughout our supportive community. Chee Nation, it’s going to be a great year.
- A.B. in English (University of Georgia, 2005)
- B.S. in English Education (University of Georgia, 2005)
- M.Ed. in English Education (University of Georgia, 2008)
- Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (Valdosta State University, 2011)
- Leadership Certificate (NEGA RESA & UNG, 2014)
- Aspiring Principals Program (GAEL, 2018)
- Leader Academy (NEGA RESA, 2021)
More about me:
I am originally from Thomasville, Georgia. I love traveling, especially to the beach or to visit my cool trio of nephews. I am a huge UGA football fan and plan to see the three-peat National Championship this coming season. When I’m not at school, you’ll find me working out, at a cool new restaurant, or with a book or camera in my hand.
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