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RCPS welcomes new school leaders for 2018-2019
RCPS logoConyers, Ga. – Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) welcomes the new leaders and the familiar faces in new leadership roles for the 2018-2019 school year. This year's new school leaders are (in alphabetical last name order):







photo of Shavon BeckettShavon Beckett, Sims Elementary School Principal
Shavon Beckett previously served as an assistant principal at Orrs Elementary School in Griffin-Spalding County from 2014-2018, academic coach in Griffin-Spalding County 2012-2014, academic coach in Henry County from 2011-2012, teacher and academic coach in Clayton County from 2003-2011. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Alabama A&M University in 2002, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University in 2007, Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Nova Southeastern University in 2009, and Education Specialist certification and add-on Educational Leadership from University of West Georgia in 2014.



 
photo of Ben McCumberBennett McCumber, Rockdale Career Academy CEO
Bennett McCumber previously served as an assistant principal at Rockdale Career Academy from 2017-2018, served various positions at RCA from 2014-2017 including program development coordinator, registrar, testing coordinator, CTAE department co-chair, and began at RCA more than a decade ago as a public safety instructor in 2007. He was an adjunct instructor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Mercer University 2011-2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University in 2005, Master’s in Public Safety Leadership from Mercer University in 2008, and Education Specialist degree in Performance Based Leadership from Valdosta State University in 2015.



 
photo of Fred MiddletonFred Middleton, Memorial Middle School Principal
Fred Middleton previously served as the principal at Edwards Middle School for the past decade 2008-2018, assistant principal at EMS from 2006-2008, and math teacher at EMS from 2004-2006. Prior to coming to Rockdale County, he taught math in DeKalb County at Stephenson Middle School from 1997-2004 and Rock Chapel Elementary from 1992-1997. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 1991, Master’s in Education with a Concentration in Mathematics from Brenau University in 1999, and Educational Specialist degree from Mercer University in 2009.



 
photo of Sonya MoselySonya Mosely, Peek's Chapel Elementary School Principal
Sonya Mosely previously served as an assistant principal at Peek’s Chapel Elementary School from 2017-2018; at C.J. Hicks Elementary she served as an assistant principal from 2013-2017, counselor from 2012-2013, and teacher from 2009-2012. She was a counselor at Dougherty High School in Dougherty County 2006-2009 and taught elementary grades in Dougherty County 2001-2004. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State University in 1998, Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Albany State in 2000, Master's in School Guidance and Counseling from Albany State in 2006,  Education Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, Management and Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2007, Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University in 2015.



 
photo of Dr. De'borah ReeseDr. De'borah Reese, Conyers Middle School Principal
Dr. De'borah Reese previously served as an assistant principal at Eagle's Landing Middle School in Henry County from 2009-2018, math teacher and department chair at Woodland Middle School in Henry County from 2007-2009, special education teacher and grade-level chair at Oak Knoll Elementary School in Fulton County from 2000-2007, and adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix 2009-2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University in 1998, certification in Behavior Disorders from Georgia State University in 2003, Master's in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University in 2007, Education Specialist degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University in 2009, and Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership from Northcentral University in 2017.



 
photo of LaTonya RichardsLaTonya Richards, Heritage High School Principal
LaTonya Richards previously served as an assistant principal at Union Grove High School in Henry County from 2008 - 2018, a quality assurance specialist for the Georgia Department of Education from 2012-2018, English teacher at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in DeKalb County 2003-2008 and ELA department chair 2005-2008, and English teacher at Anderson School District 1 in South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Education from the University of South Carolina in 2000, Master's in Teaching Secondary Education from University of South Carolina in 2001, Leadership Certification from University of Georgia in 2007, and Education Specialist degree from Liberty University in 2009.
 



photo of Dr. Tosha WilliamsDr. Tosha Williams, Edwards Middle School Principal
Dr. Tosha Williams previously served as an assistant principal at Edwards Middle School from 2016-2018 and at Anne Street Elementary School in Griffin-Spalding County from 2014-2016, English teacher and various positions including Literacy Coach and Reading Coordinator at EMS from 2005-2014, English teacher and various positions at Memorial Middle School from 2000-2005. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education from Georgia State University in 1999, Master’s in English from Troy University in 2004, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in 2010, and post-doctoral studies in Performance-Based Educational Leadership from Georgia State University in 2014.