Sims Academy Staff Directory

Dr. Dale Simpson

Principal, BCSS Innovation Campus

I am very excited and honored to serve as the principal for Barrow County’s Workf...

Lathan Pooser

Assistant Principal

Lathan Pooser is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. In 2005, he received his Bache...

Laura Watts

Assistant Principal

Laura Watts grew up in the Florida Panhandle (Crestview). She received her Bachelor of ...

Julie Sitton

Administrative Assistant

Janet Pollett


Jan Pollett is married to Carey, her husband of 39 years! They have 2 daughters, 2 sons...

Donna Reeves


Ms. Donna Reeves is a Georgia native. Her childhood was spent growing up in rural Alaba...

Brandi Casey


Brandi Casey has served in Barrow County Schools for 16 years. She attended Grand ...

Amber Chandler

Research and Design Center Assistant

Amber Chandler is originally from Pensacola, Florida.  She moved to Georgia in 199...

Maria Carmen Estevez-Sherer

Spanish Instructor

Originally from Alcalá de Henares, the city of Cervantes, in the province of Mad...

Carol Griffin

School Nutrition Manager - Sims Academy

Carol Griffin is a native of Barrow County and has worked with Barrow County School Nut...

Steven Griffing

Engineering Instructor

Steven Griffing is a retired Nuclear Machinist Mate from the United States Navy. He rec...

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Amber Hagy

Graduation Specialist


Leah Helderbrand

Curriculum Assistance

Leah Helderbrand earned a BSEd from The University of Georgia in 2004. Mrs. Helderbrand...

Adam Joseph

Culinary Arts Instructor

Born in Groton, CT Chef Joseph was raised in Champaign, IL where he attended private sc...

Samantha Kickbush

Agriculture Instructor

Ms. Kickbush is native to Bishop, Georgia and a graduate of Oconee County High School. ...

Michael Kulp

College and Career Advisor

Kat Marcotte

Graphics Instructor

Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Kat Marcotte holds a Bachelor’s of Science in J...

Laurie Noles

Computer Science Instructor

Laurie Noles grew up here in Georgia.  She attended the University of Georgia wher...

Sherri Perry

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Ms. Perry, a native of Georgia, grew up in neighboring Oconee County. She earned a Bach...

Rhonda Phillips

Special Education Teacher

Becky Phillips has been a part of Barrow County Schools for 22 years working at Winder ...

Ashley Shaw


Ashley Shaw, is a Barrow county native and attended Barrow County Schools (Kennedy, Rus...

Anabel Snyder

Newcomer Academy

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Molly Spencer


Keri Weiss

American Sign Language (ASL)

Hello! My name is Keri Weiss! Born and raised in Michigan and have lived in Georgia goi...

Amy Wilson

Newcomer Academy Instructor

Mrs. Wilson is in her 13th year working in Barrow County. After graduating from the Uni...

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Heather Wright


Heather Wright is a Winder native. Having attended schools in Barrow County, she feels ...

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