Whitlow Elementary School, est. 2009 School Phone: (678) 965-5090
Left to Right: Karolyn Fields, Assistant Principal, Dr. Lynne Castleberry, Principal,
Courtney McKinney, Assistant Principal, Nick Sexton, Assistant Principal
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.
Assistant PrincipalI am thrilled to be joining the Whitlow team! This is my 25th year in education and I have taught all grades K-5 and served as an assistant principal for 8 years. I have 2 sons in college, Will and Trent, and during my free time I enjoy working out, grilling, attending Braves games, and spending time with friends and family. If I can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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! 370206 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Sexton is a native of Forsyth County who has a background as a Social Studies, ELA, and Special Education teacher. This is his first year in administration after teaching and coaching for the last 10 years at the middle school level. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications-Public Relations from Kennesaw State University prior to Master’s, Specialist, and Leadership degrees from Piedmont College. He is married to Jessica and is Dad to Jaye Belle and Jett. When he is not at school, he enjoys the visiting the beach, grilling out, watching the Braves and Falcons, playing guitar, and reading lots of books. He looks forward to serving the Whitlow community this year! 370101 email@example.com
Sally JohnsonQuality Work Facilitator
Sally is entering her eleventh year as an educator. She has been at Whitlow since we opened in 2009. Over the years she has worked as a grade level teacher, EIP teacher, instructional coach and is now beginning her second year as Quality Work Facilitator. 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 five year old daughter, Harper and a three year old son, Hugh. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. 370363 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Meadows is in her fourteenth year of teaching. This is her second year as STEM Coach. She previously taught STEM Specials and Gifted, as well as 3rd, 4th and 5th grades . She has Bachelors' degrees from Georgia Southern University in Anthropology and Early Childhood Education, as well as a Master's from Lesley University. When not working on STEM she enjoys traveling and exploring different countries.