MCPS Administration Team
It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as principal of Morgan County Primary School! I am incredibly honored to work alongside an incredible leadership team to lead the instructional efforts at MCPS. We are extremely fortunate to serve such a supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and diverse learners. I have been in Morgan County all my life and too walked the halls of MCPS as a student. During my 15 year career as an educator, I have served students as a teacher, academic coach, and assistant principal here at MCPS. I want to pay forward the experiences I had as a teacher to the many innovative teachers I serve in our school. Teachers and students will take risks when they know they are supported through timely feedback, high quality resources, and opportunities for growth. I encourage you to join me in supporting a culture of excellence by actively participating in your child's educational experience. It is going to be a great year.
It is with great excitement that I welcome you to Morgan County Primary School! I am Kristin Mitchell, your Assistant Principal. My family and I live here in Madison and love our small town! I am happily married to Dustin Mitchell and we have a beautiful daughter Riley. We love to have a good time with our family and friends, as well as, travel somewhere new every chance we get!
I knew I was going to be a teacher my whole life. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and EIP for grades K-4. I served as an Academic Coach for 5 years. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State University. I continued my education and earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University and then my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University.
My passion is to make sure we meet the needs of every child to ensure they reach their highest potential. It is important to me to serve and support the adults pouring into our children, so they have everything they need to make the magic happen! Teamwork truly makes the dream work!
I am excited to partner with all of you in Building Excellence for all of our children here in Morgan County!
Hello! My name is Hillary Stapp. I am a native to Morgan County. I live locally with my husband, son, and daughter. My husband is Josh Stapp, and he is also a native to Morgan County. My son Griffin, and daughter Greer, enjoy sports, playing outside, and of course all things technology. Our family loves adventure and time together at home. My teaching life has truly been an evolution. I spent 13 years as a classroom teacher before I began my journey out of the classroom. As a teacher, I taught general education, special education, and some small group classes. I have taught a range of grade levels and subject areas. I received my Master’s Degree at Georgia College & State University. My degree in Curriculum & Instruction, led me to becoming the Academic Coach at Morgan County. I am passionate about supporting teachers because teachers impact our students the most! I look forward to getting to know you and your family and supporting your journey here, at Morgan County Primary School.
My name is Suzanne Kennedy and I am honored to serve as your Pre-K Director/Early Learning Coordinator this school year. I was born in Lyons, Georgia and moved to Athens, Georgia with my family when I was three years old. I am married to a retired educator, and we have a beautiful blended family of seven children and four grandchildren. My husband and I currently
reside in Watkinsville, Georgia where my family and I have lived for the past 30 years. I began my journey in teaching and learning when I graduated from the University of Georgia, Go Dawgs!, with both a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I was a kindergarten teacher for many years until the state of Georgia implemented the Pre-K program, and I quickly jumped on board when Clarke County School District piloted one of the first classrooms. I have served in many roles over the past 33 years but found my passion when I became the principal of College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in City Schools of Decatur. I retired after eleven years as principal, taking one year off before returning to education as a part time employee at Morgan County Primary School. My passion has always been working with preschool and Pre-K staff, families, and children in various roles (teacher, instructional coach, mentor, and administrator). I strongly believe that all children can and will thrive when offered a high quality early learning program from a loving, dedicated, and well-trained staff. The preschool/Pre-K teaching team at Morgan County Primary School is one of the best programs that I have been honored to be a part of during my journey. I look forward to continuing working and learning alongside an amazing school family at Morgan County Primary School.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Stephanie Rhoades and it is a privilege to serve as your Early Childhood Special Education Manager. I was born and raised in Greene County. My husband and I are both graduates of Morgan County High School. Our family resides in Morgan County. We have two children who keep us active and busy. Peyton, my son, enjoys playing soccer and fishing. Paisley, my daughter, enjoys cheering and horseback riding. Traveling and being with our families are some of our most valuable things to do as a family. Our happy place is spending time in the Mountains.
This is my 14th year in Education. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interrelated Special Education and my Master’s degree in Education Leadership. Both degrees were received from Georgia College and State University. I spent 12 years in the classroom working with special needs students through a variety of service models in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
My passion is to empower teachers with the resources and tools they need to help all learners be successful. It is with great honor that I get to lead alongside an amazing leadership team that puts student needs first. I look forward to partnering with each of you to make this the best year at Morgan County Primary School!
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