Principal: Mrs. Missie McKinney
Assistant Principals: Mrs. Beth Ann Browning, Mr. Rhett Parrott, and Mr. Matt Phillips
Beth Ann Browning, Assistant Principal
(School Focus Areas: English/Language Arts and Social Studies)
Mrs. Browning is in 22nd year of education and could not be more excited to join the DJHS Administrative Team. Her husband Joe and sons Smith (5th grader at Westwood) and Bo (3rd grader at Westwood) have been part of the Dalton community since 2004, at which time Beth Ann moved here to participate in the Literacy Collaborative Initiative. She says that she immediately loved the Dalton community because it was inclusive and nurturing to her family and friends, and she felt she could align with the educational focus of the area. Beth Ann is excited to be in her first year at Dalton Junior High after years in the elementary arena because of the growth opportunities this school will present to her to learn alongside amazing teachers.
Rhett Parrott, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director of DJHS and The Dalton Academy
(School Focus Areas: Athletics, Health/P.E., CTAE, Transportation)
Rhett Parrott (and his wife Olivia) have been long-time Dalton residents and grew up in the Whitfield County School System. He is in his 11th year of work in education and is thrilled to serve as both the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal of DJHS, as well as The Dalton Academy. Rhett is excited to join the DJHS Administrative Team because he says that the new reconfiguration gives each person the opportunities and training needing to be successful in their future career and college endeavors.
Matt Phillips, Assistant Principal
(School Focus Areas: Testing, ESS and Gifted Education, Math and Science)
As a previous math coach and teacher, Matt Phillips says you can have fun in almost every situation, and he chooses to do just that. In his 18th year of education, he loves bringing people together to build community. He is married to Stacie Phillips, and they have two children: Lillie Reese (age 9, Park Creek Elementary) and Judson (age 6, Brookwood Elementary). Matt moved to the Dalton area from Forsyth County 9 years ago, back to a neighboring area of Murray County, where he grew up and went to school. He's says he has let go of that rivalry and embraces being a Cougar in every way.