Faculty & Staff


Holly Tucker, Principal
Randy Reeves, Assistant Principal

•Special Education

Cornelia Billingsley•
Tiffany Brown
Steven Haggard
Ashley Kelly
Suzanne Williams
Tracie Blackstock*
Paige Davis*
Candice Hood*
Karen Roberts*
Carolyn Tucker*

Tracy Daniels
LaWanda Green
Stacey Griffin♦
Dixie Sherrod•
Renae Taylor
Cappie Walker•
Susie Davis*
Cheryl Paulk*
Haylee Piltz*
Michelle Ricks*
Joyce Tarrant*
Kim Wilson*

Grade 1
Diane Benson♦
Ashley Hurt
Jennifer Kendrick
Rebecca Pylant
Heather Ross•
Tammy Sanford
Jennifer Walker
Laura Walker
Sharon Long*

Grade 2
Amanda Barrs
Amelia Edwards
Denise Hamby
Kay Jankiewicz♦
Rebecca Lewis
Kayla Nelms•
Anna Joy Reeves
Ariel Roberts
Allison Ross
Andrew Watson*

Grade 3
Michelle Apperson•
Kim Busbin♦
Abby Clayton
Ann Clayton
Dixie Gibbs
Summer Holt
Haley Spell
Dedra Stephens
Allyson Tankersley
Heather Wilkerson•
Nathan Smith*

Grade 4
Krista Hester♦
Carol Lynne Johnson
Nathan Martin•
Pam Ray♦
Sarah Roberts♦
Tammy Ross
Cindy Sutton
Kelly Walker
Wendi Mullis*

Grade 5
Charity Couey
Kayla Haire♦
Debora Hall•
Meghan Law
Alecia Martin♦
Crystal Purvis
Keri Tucker♦
Nelda Walker*


Leigh Chestnutt - Health
Dee Hodnett - Music
Renee Pridgen - Art
Jennifer Ross - Technology
Melanie Tucker - Ag
Chris Young - PE
Reginald Graham* - PE

Self-Contained SpEd
Tammy Anderson
Rhonda Paulk
LaVonda Edge*
Phaedra Merritt*

EIP Pullout
Cindy Pope

Media Center
Christie Copeland
Melba Merritt*

Paige Crawford
Brandi Johnson
Dana Paulk

Support Staff

Paige Graham - Counselor
Cindy Giddens - RTI
Michele Griffin - Receptionist
Lisa Harper - Intervention
Ashley Oldham - Bookkeeper
Samantha Pope - Counselor
Kim Prather - Technology
Kyle Taft - Floating Certified
Shelia Taylor - Timeout
Mendy Vickers - School Nurse
Brenda Wright - SIS

Lunchroom Staff
Pennie Hollis
Jackie Merritt
Tim Moody
Virginia Rogers
Jennifer Sadler
Brenda Sumner - Manager
Frances Woods

Irwin County Elementary School
521 Lax Highway
Ocilla, GA 31774
Holly Tucker, Principal
Dr. Thad Clayton, Superintendent of Schools
A Title I School-wide School


The mission of the Irwin County School System is to CARE:

College and Career Readiness – Academic Support – Relationships – Excellence


Our Vision is to embrace innovation, initiate positive change, and provide an equitable and excellent educational opportunity that prepares all graduates for success in their endeavors.


The Future Starts Here!

Belief Statements

  • All students can learn.
  • Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches including technology to support their learning.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!