I wanted to use this week’s entry to introduce the administrative team at Brantley County High School. Many of them you may already know, but their importance to BCHS and Brantley County Schools cannot be understated.
I am glad to introduce the administrative team:
- Pictured above; Marcia Chesser, Carole Ann Gill, Dean Horne, and Ben Horner.
Carole Ann Gill, Assistant Principal:
Carole Ann Gill serves as assistant principal at BCHS. Mrs. Gill hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her experience in education includes 2 years as a paraprofessional, 11 years as a teacher, and 9 years as an assistant principal.
A former student of BCHS, Mrs. Gill bleeds blue and gold! She has a love for her school and community. She is the proud mother of four Herons and is a proud supporter of anything Brantley. Her goal is to make sure each student reaches his or her full potential in the classroom and in life. Mrs. Gill is always eager to make each year better than the last!
Marcia Chesser, Assistant Principal:
Marcia Chesser, Assistant Principal of Brantley County High School, has been married to her husband Steven Chesser for nearly 18 years. Together they have two children, Garrison (12) and Lily (8), and live in Hortense. Mrs. Chesser enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and travel.
Mrs. Chesser is a BCHS alumna and 2000 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education. She acquired a Master of Education degree from Troy State University in 2005 and is currently working to complete her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Chesser taught science at BCHS for 16 years, much of that time as the department chairperson, until becoming an Assistant Principal in 2016.
Coach Dean Horne, Alternative School Director/Assistant Principal:
I am excited and honored to be starting my first year as Assistant Principal and Alternative School Director at BCHS. While I am new to this particular role, I am not new to the BCHS Family – I have taught and worked in Brantley County Schools for 20 years. During my tenure I have served as a teacher, Special Education Coordinator, Transition Coordinator, Brantley County Middle School Athletic Director, and held various coaching positions.
My educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Georgia College and State University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from National University. Additionally, I earned certification in Career and Technical Instruction from Georgia Southern University.
I have been blessed with three wonderful children who all grew up in this community. Kaela is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is currently teaching Economics here at BCHS. Skyler is currently enrolled at the University of Georgia and will earn his degree in Public Relations this upcoming spring. My youngest child, Grayson, is a rising sophomore here at BCHS. He is a part of the drum line in our awesome BCHS Marching Band, and is also a member of our Tennis Team.
Dr. Stuart Medley, CTAE Director:
This will be my 33rd year working with students, 31 of them in Brantley County. I have taught numerous subjects in grades K-12. I received my Bachelors degree from Troy State, my Masters from Valdosta State and my Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Argosy University. I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy. I find my current position as CTAE Director to be very challenging and rewarding. Giving students an opportunity to explore their potential careers is very exciting.
I have two daughters, Melissa and Callie, both graduates of Brantley County High. Melissa is completing her Masters in Sociology while Callie has begun her first semester in Physician Assistance (PA) school at Augusta Medical School. My hobbies include fishing and traveling. Lori, my partner in life of 12 years, is also an educator. We enjoy traveling.