Mossy Creek Elementary

Mr. Stephen Gerrells

  • Assistant Principal

Contact Info


My name is Stephen Gerrells and I am blessed to be able to serve the students and staff of Mossy Creek Elementary school as the Assistant Principal. My goal is to help teachers challenge, inspire, motivate, and nurture these children. I hope to serve the students at Mossy Creek and in White County Schools for many years. I have been in education since 2000. Before coming to White County I worked in Forsyth and Dawson County Schools as a middle and high school teacher, and Graduation Coach. I graduated from Lumpkin County High School and have degrees from North Georgia College, Piedmont College, and Lincoln Memorial University. Prior to my career in education, I worked in the business / computer industry providing software and networking support to retail customers worldwide.

My wife Kristi is Principal at White County Middle School and we have three children: Kalie, Zachary, Hannah; and two grandchildren: Ruthie, and Henry.

  • Kalie graduated from Dawson County High School in 2008 and North Georgia College and State University in 2012. She is married to Jacob Smith and works as a freelance graphic artist. Jacob works for Fuller Construction.
  • Zachary graduated from Dawson County High School in 2012 and the University of North Georgia in 2016 with a degree in accounting. He is married to Taylor Gerrells and works for Mixon Accounting. Taylor teaches 6th Grade Math at White County Middle.
  • Hannah attends White County High School where she is a Junior this year. She is Co-Captain of the Lady Warriors Soccer team this season.

Kristi and I enjoy traveling, swimming, watching TV, and hiking. Additionally, I like to fish, hunt, read, build things, and just work around our house.

I also serve as Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 in Lumpkin Co. The church is located off highway 115 between Cleveland and Dahlonega. I have been at Mt. Zion since August 2008. Prior to being pastor at Mt. Zion, I was pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist church, also in Lumpkin County, for 8 years.