• Administration

    Whitlow Elementary School, est. 2009
    School Phone: (678) 965-5090


    Left to RightKarolyn Fields, Assistant Principal, Dr. Lynne Castleberry, Principal,

    Courtney McKinney, Assistant Principal, Nick Sexton, Assistant Principal

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    Dr. Lynne Castleberry




     Dr. Lynne Castleberry has thirty years experience in teaching and learning. She believes that all students at Whitlow Elementary are being prepared for leaders in jobs that don’t even exist, yet.  She is proud of our staff and students at Whitlow and our State and International STEM Certification.   The AdvancED Certification was obtained in November, 2015, and State of Georgia STEM Certification was obtained in May, 2017.  Whitlow was one of 34 elementary schools receiving the AdvancED award and the first elementary school in Georgia.  

     She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Brenau University, her Master’s degree in Education from Brenau University, her Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia and finally, her doctorate from Clemson University. Prior to becoming principal, Dr. Castleberry  taught in an elementary school and has served as an assistant principal. She is also the recipient of the  Joe Richardson Award for Exemplary Leadership.  

    Dr. Castleberry is a Forsyth County native whose heart lies within Forsyth County School System. As a Forsyth County student herself and a mother of two daughters who attended Forsyth County schools, she has deep roots in the FCSS community.  Dr. Castleberry’s mother also spent her entire career working in the Forsyth County School System. She appreciates the hard work and commitment that teachers give in their efforts into doing, in her words, “what’s best for kids”.  In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, traveling, and fishing for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico.  


    phone  370119 email  lcastleberry@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Courtney McKinney

    Assistant Principal


    Karolyn Fields

    Assistant Principal

    Karolyn Fields was born and raised in south Florida.  She earned two Bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and in psychology.  She also holds a Master’s degree in education and Specialist degree in leadership.  Karolyn has worked for Forsyth County Schools since moving to Georgia in 2005.  She has been a teacher, instructional coach, and this year will begin a new role as assistant principal.  She and her husband, Curtis, have three children: Sebastian, Lauren, and John.  They also have a tiny dachshund named Moose!  When she is not at school, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time at the beach.  She loves working with the Whitlow family and looks forward to another amazing year!
    phone  370206 email  kfields@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Nick Sexton

    Assistant Principal

    phone  370101 email  nsexton@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Sally Johnson

    Quality Work Facilitator


     Sally is entering her second year as an instructional coach here at Whitlow Elementary. She has been at Whitlow since we opened in 2009. Sally holds a bachelors degree in elementary education from Auburn University, a Masters degree in reading, language, and literacy from Georgia State, and a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Piedmont University. She has a three year old daughter, Harper and a one year old son, Hugh. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
    phone  370263 email sajohnson@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Amanda Meadows

    STEM Coach

    Ms. Meadows is in her thirteenth year of teaching,- and after teaching STEM Specials, Gifted, and being a grade level teacher, she is excited to begin a new adventure as Whitlow's STEM Coach. She has Bachelors' degrees from Georgia Southern University, in Anthropology and Early Childhood Education, as well as a Master's from Lesley University. Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

     370224  ameadows@forsyth.k12.ga.us