Centralhatchee Welcomes New Teachers
For the 2021-2022 school year, Centralhatchee Elementary School is welcoming three new teachers. These teachers include Eric Dye (PE), Savannah Stephens (4th/5th - Science and Social Studies), and Christie Williamson (3rd - Math, Science, and Social Studies). "Ms. Williamson and Coach Dye bring years of quality teaching experience at the elementary school level, and their excitement of being in Heard County will be an asset to the CES team and they will contribute to the positive and family-like culture found on our campus,” believes Centralhatchee Principal Ken Wiggins. “Ms. Savannah Stephens is a Heard County girl, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I look forward to working with Ms. Stephens and watching her grow during her first year as a teacher."
Dye, who will also serve as an assistant baseball coach at Heard Middle School, graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Sports Management and fifth year teaching certificate in Physical Education Health. He later added a Master’s of Education from the University of West Alabama prior to teaching ten years in the state of Alabama. Dye is excited to be part of the teaching team at Centralhatchee Elementary School. “The Heard County School System has a tremendous reputation for the quality of its teachers and excellent behavior of students,” Dye stated. “I feel the system does an incredible job of providing great opportunities for young people to be successful. I look forward to the opportunity to be part of a committed team at Centralhatchee Elementary.”
Another alumni of the Heard County School System, Stephens graduated from LaGrange College after high school and is now returning to teach and serve as an assistant cheerleading coach at Heard County High School. “I have always dreamed of coming back home where I went to school to begin my career in teaching,” claimed Stephens. “Now, I will be able to do just that. Heard County is such a special place, and I am so excited to begin my first year of teaching.”
After spending twenty-one years teaching in Carroll County, Williamson decided to return to her roots. “I grew up in Heard County, so teaching here is a coming home,” stated Williamson. “I am excited to join the Centralhatchee family because the community support and family atmosphere are amazing.” Williamson graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2000 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and in 2005 with a Masters in Leadership/ Supervision.