The Walton County School District is pleased to announce that Patrick Meadows has been selected as the next principal of Atha Road Elementary School, beginning July 1, 2023. Meadows is currently the assistant principal at Atha Road and has served the school community since 2018.
“Mr. Meadows’ extensive background as an educator and strong leadership experience will continue to benefit the students and staff at Atha Road,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “Over the past five years, he has demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment to ensuring all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive learning environment. We look forward to working with him in this new role and are confident in his ability to continue moving Atha Road forward.”
Meadows began his teaching career in 2000 and taught physical education at the elementary and middle school levels for 12 years. Prior to joining the Walton County School District in 2018, he had served as an assistant principal for six years. Meadows holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia, a master’s degree from Walden University and a specialist degree from Cambridge College.
“Words cannot express how excited I am to be named the principal of Atha Road Elementary School,” said Meadows. “I am fully invested in our school community and will be intentional with my efforts to continue moving Atha Road forward academically. I look forward to working daily to sustain a school culture that is advocating and nurturing for students, parents, teachers, and stakeholders.
Prior to Board approval, the Walton County School District utilizes hiring committees composed of district administrators and parents to select administrative candidates.