Dr. Lauren Carter

Dr. Lauren Carter

Principal's Welcome:

Welcome to Bear Creek Middle School! My name is Lauren Carter and I am the proud principal of our Grizzly family. This school year marks my 16th year of service in education. I have served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal in the Barrow County School System for the past 14 years.  

Bear Creek is a warm, welcoming school full of outstanding teachers. Our faculty and staff members work endless hours to ensure they plan engaging lessons and meet the individual needs of all students. We welcome parents and community members to visit our school and see all of the wonderful things happening in our classrooms!  
As a product of the Barrow County School System myself, I am passionate about giving heart, soul, and hope to the students and families we serve. We look forward to partnering with you to support our students and make our school the best it can be!
Dr. Shane Lancaster

Assistant Principal
Dr. Shane Lancaster

Assistant Principal's Welcome:

My name is Shane Lancaster, and I have the sincere honor of serving as the assistant principal at Bear Creek Middle School. As an educator with 18 years of experience, I firmly believe in partnering with students, parents, and other stakeholders to provide students with innovative, relevant, and challenging learning experiences. At BCMS, we continuously strive to provide students with such experiences to help them grow socially, emotionally, and academically. As an educator, parent, and Barrow County resident, I am extremely proud of the levels of achievement BCMS students have experienced. I am confident that the levels of commitment held by the faculty and staff paired with the abilities of the student body will continue to make Bear Creek a model of success in our area.

I welcome parent and community involvement in the educational process. I believe that educational efforts are most effective when schools and parents have open and honest lines of communication. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at or at 770-725-5575. I look forward to working with all stakeholders as we continue to build upon a tradition of excellence at BCMS.

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