Welcome to Locust Grove High School. I am happy and proud to say that I am a Wildcat! The city of Locust Grove is a vibrant and strong community that supports LGHS. Locust Grove residents want our students to succeed in school and in the next stage of their lives. Our vision for LGHS students is they are graduating college and/or career ready. In order for students to be ready for the next chapter in their life, they need to be able to read, write, listen, speak and create solutions to problems. We are dedicated to building rigor in our lessons to help realize those goals. Our faculty uses technology to enhance and engage student learning. We are implementing Project Based Learning, PBL, into our classrooms to give students opportunities to be creative in the work they do. I want to assist our teachers to continue to build relationships with students and their parents.
I would like all stakeholders to think of Locust Grove High School as a central part of the Locust Grove community. For this goal to be realized, our students will need to continue to take pride in their accomplishments both in the classroom and in their extra-curricular activities. I want parents to feel welcome to come to school to be part of our students’ education.
I grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, and attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. I moved to Georgia in 1979 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia. In 2006, I earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.
Before being named as the Principal of Locust Grove High School, I served as an assistant principal at both Ola High School and Ola Middle School. I also served as the Rockdale County K-12 Mathematics Coordinator.
This year marks my 33rd year in education. I began my teaching career in Upson County, teaching students math and language arts at R.E. Lee Junior High School. I taught mathematics at Union Grove High from 2002-2006 and at Morrow High for seventeen years.
I am a member of the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. Additionally, I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Advisors at the Principals Center at Georgia State University for the past seven years. Last year I was asked to join International Principals Center Advisory Board.
I live in Henry County with my husband, John, who is a small business owner, Precision Tile and Trim. My son, Ben, serves as a detective on the Clayton County Police force. Both my daughter, Abby, and my daughter-in-law, Whitney, are middle school teachers.