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Carroll County School System Names Two New Assistant Principals

Dec 13 2017







The Carroll County Board of Education approved two new
Assistant Principals at the Monday, December 11, Work Session. Stephanie Godfrey was named
Assistant Principal of Bowdon Middle School, and Melissa Dearman was named Assistant Principal of
Mount Zion Elementary School.

Prior to joining the Carroll County School System, Mrs. Godfrey served 18 years in the Douglas County
School System as a teacher, Media Specialist and as Assistant Principal of Chapel Hill Middle School.
Mrs. Godfrey earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Math/Social Studies Education from
Georgia State University. She also holds a master’s degree in Middle Grades Math from West Georgia
College, certification in Media and Instructional Technology and a specialist’s in Instructional
Technology from the University of West Georgia, and certification in Educational Leadership, also from
the University of West Georgia. She currently resides in Winston with her husband, Philip, and their two
daughters, Alexis and Emma.

Mrs. Dearman has worked for Carroll County School System for 25 years and has served as a teacher
at Mount Zion Elementary School for the past 18 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s
degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a specialist in Educational Leadership from the
University of West Georgia. In addition to her experience in the classroom, Mrs. Dearman has
extensive knowledge in implementing effective reading, writing and ELA strategies. She is married to
Jeff Dearman, and they have three children.

“Both of these new assistant principals have many years of experience and strong leadership skills that
make them a great fit for their new roles,” said Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools.
“We are very excited to have them join our leadership team.”