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School Information

Poplar Road Elementary School is located on Poplar Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia. It was established in 1998 and today serves a student body of close to 600 students in grade Pre-K through 5.


Poplar Road Elementary School employs forty-five certified staff members.  The remaining staff consists of two administrators (principal and assistant principal), one guidance counselor, and thirty-five classified staff members.  Fifty-five percent of certified staff hold masters degrees or higher.

The faculty and staff are committed to supporting our students as they meet and exceed state curricululm standards. Differentiated Instruction is one of the many strategies our teachers have mastered to ensure student achievement. On the premise that we are all learning so that we all are growing, our staff participates in monthly professional learning activities.  These activities are geared to give our students the best instructional practices possible.





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Lesley Goodwin, Principal

Bonita Flounnory, Assistant Principal

Alicia Porras, Counselor




Amber Harris, lead

Paula Scott, Assistant

Katie Kaminski, lead

Terri Thigpen, Assistant




Joanna Davidson

Cheryl Grindle

Deborah Scruggs

Cathy Steward

Rachel White


First Grade


Caitlin Armstrong

Melissa Baker

Stephanie Craig

Heather Drury

Pamela Hobbs

Second Grade

Robin DeMent 

Allison Korner

Geri Moore

Eulalee Mortley

Kaytlin Squires


Third Grade


Alkina Avery

Amanda Blackwood

Brenda Heinz

 Alex Knight

Monty Potts

Fourth Grade

Karen Daniel

Sarah Milligan

Kimberly Snyder 

Faith Wheeler

 Fifth Grade


Mechelle Geter  

Becky Lanham

Mignon Perry

Julie Smith

Special Education Staff

Julie Aldridge 

Kelli Allen

Cathy Gray

Vicki Holder

Janette Malcolm

Alicia Smith

Support Staff

Yvonne Baxter, MTSS Facilitator

Anna Butler, EIP

Stephen Simon, REACH

Jerome Spence, EIP

Shavonnda Teagle, Instructional Support Coach

Specials' Teachers

Carol Fulgham, Computer Lab

Eric Elrod, PE

Brenda Naughton, Music

Amanda Taylor, Art

Classified Support Staff

Sheila Adams

Kim Behenna

Wanda Caldwell

Pam Cordle

Paula Davis

Brenda Irving

Harlane Keith

Jennifer Russell

Paula Scott

Leisa Waddell

Kelli West



Valerie Adams

Ebony Arnold

Eddie Bass

Charlie Paige

Debra Stevens

Cafeteria Staff


Marcia Brown

Joan Phillips

Norma Shoemaker, manager

Ezell Smith

Office Staff
Vicki Corley, Bookkeeper
Debbie Lauzon, Clerk/Registrar