JES Principal's Welcome
Welcome to the Tiger Nation! I am excited to be the new principal of Jasper Elementary School. I am grateful to have to opportunity to serve the staff, students, parents, and community of Jasper. My career in public education consists of 15 years of elementary school experience. I taught 3 years in Bulloch County and 10 years in Houston County. I have spent the last 2 years as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Lake Joy in Houston County, Georgia. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with my Early Childhood Education degree and then continued on at GSU for my Masters in Educational Leadership. I then enrolled in Walden University where I completed my Specialist’s and Doctorate in Education Leadership.
I am a native of Statesboro, Georgia where I attended Portal High School, the smallest, public school in the state of Georgia! My wife, Jennifer, is also an educator. We have 2 children. Brody, our oldest is 5 years old and Annalea, our baby girl, is 15 months old. We love traveling to new places to hike, camp, and horseback ride. We are truly an outdoors family!
I believe each student is unique in his/her own way and needs a safe, caring, and challenging atmosphere to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is our job at JES as educators to educate the "whole child" and to help students reach their full potential and become productive members of society. It is important for students to develop self-esteem, sensitivity, creativity, and respect for others as well as improve upon their critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and research skills while learning how to work collaboratively with others.
On behalf of the Jasper family, I look forward to continuing our valued partnership with you in the coming school year! If I can be of assistance to you my door is always open. You are welcome to drop by the school or call me during the day at 706-253-1730.