Unifying School Leadership Across Georgia

Georgia Association of Middle School Principals

Dr. Randi Sagona

Dawson County Middle School

2021 Dr. Jimmy Stokes

GAEL Service Award

John Savelle

Lee County West Middle School

2021 Dr. Jim Puckett

GAEL Outstanding Educator Award


The Georgia Association of Middle School Principals (GAMSP) is the organization of and state voice for middle grades school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders in Georgia. GAMSP is one of seven educational leadership organizations affiliated with the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL).

GAMSP is the state's middle level affiliate for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Membership in GAMSP is open to all individuals engaged in the administration of schools in Georgia with grades 5 - 8, or any combination of those grades.

The purpose of the association is to promote the cause of middle grades education in Georgia's public schools; to advance the interests of the members of the profession; and to develop among administrators the highest level of professional practices. To this end, the association provides information and support for members so they may better meet the unique educational needs of middle grades students.


The mission of GAMSP is to improve middle grades education in Georgia by providing members high quality leadership development, a resource network, and advocacy.


  • Provide professional development opportunities to equip members with the knowledge and skills needed to provide leadership for 21st century schools

  • Provide advocacy in matters affecting middle grades education

  • Promote high professional standards

  • Provide a professional network for members

  • Recognize and honor exemplary school leaders in Georgia

2020-2021 Georgia Association Middle School Principals Officers

Past President:

Connie Stovall

Retired Principal

Dawson Jr. High School

(Dawson County)


Rhonda Gulley Principal

Upson Lee

Middle School


President Elect:

Dr. Russell Brock

Anita White Carson Middle School

(Greene County)

Secretary/ Treasurer:

Dr. Dusty Dykes


Middle School

(Houston County)

Past GAEL President:

Dr. Jesse Davis Executive Officer of Secondary Schools

(Bibb County)

Executive Director:

Dr. Bob Heaberlin Chief Administrative Officer

University of West Georgia


2020-2021 GAMSP officers.pdf

2020-2021 Georgia Association of Middle School Principals Board of Directors

2021.2022 GAMSP Board of Directors.docx

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