Dalton Public Schools News

Board Approves Tripp as Roan Principal Next Year
Board Approves Tripp as Roan Principal Next Year
“During my 28 years of experience at Roan, I have had the opportunity to see Roan School students become successful adults in the Dalton community. I see them working in our local banks, doctor's offices, the hospital, restaurants, attorney's offices, restaurants, retail, floor covering and in Dalton Public Schools. Education is the realization of hope for the future, and our future looks bright in Dalton Public Schools."
Charlie Tripp headshot

Charlie Tripp started her teaching career at Roan School and has spent the last 28 years serving in various positions. As of July 1, Tripp will take over the reigns as principal of the school as current principal Cindy Parrott retires at the end of this school year. The Dalton Board of Education approved Tripp's appointment at its February meeting.

Dr. Tim Scott, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools, said he is confident that Roan will be in good hands under Tripp's leadership. "Mrs. Tripp is well-known by parents and the community at Roan and will work closely with staff members to continue the family-like atmosphere at Roan that is the school's hallmark. Over the last few years, Roan has made significant progress in student achievement and I expect that Mrs. Tripp will continue that work. I look forward to having her join our district administrative team."

Tripp said she is excited for the opportunity to continue the "Roan way" and design experiences that support staff and challenge all students to learn at high levels. "Educational excellence impacts an entire community for years to come," Tripp said. "During my 28 years of experience at Roan, I have had the opportunity to see Roan School students become successful adults in the Dalton community. I see them working in our local banks, doctor's offices, the hospital, restaurants, attorney's offices, restaurants, retail, floor covering and in Dalton Public Schools. Education is the realization of hope for the future, and our future looks bright in Dalton Public Schools. I have three quotes that I share with my staff continuously... Always be kinder than necessary, relationships make all endeavors possible, and may the best always be yet to come for our Roan Bobcats!"

Tripp holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in Athens and master's and specialist's degrees from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. She started her career as a second-grade teacher at Roan in 1992. She has also worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher, an Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher, a literacy coach and, most recently, as the assistant principal since 2009.

The district looks to post the position of assistant principal at Roan immediately.