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Meet our Administrators
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Courtney Shaw, Kathleen Chandler, Emily Bartlett
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Mrs. Chandler graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a BS in Elementary Education.  She earned a Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University, a Leadership certification from Kennesaw State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.

She has worked in various metro Atlanta school systems for the past 34 years; of course, Cherokee County School District being her favorite!  Previous administration positions include; the Assistant Principal for Boston Elementary and Knox Elementary and a principalship at Johnston Elementary for four years.  She became the Principal of Bascomb Elementary in 2015.


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Mrs. Emily Bartlett, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Bartlett is a Georgia native who has lived most of her life in Cherokee County. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern University in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University, Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia, Gifted and Teacher Support Specialist Endorsements from North Georgia RESA, Teach 21 Certification through CCSD, and recently completed her Educational Leadership degree from Kennesaw State University.

Mrs. Bartlett began her teaching career 27 years ago in Cherokee County where she taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, EIP and ESOL. This is her fifth year as an Assistant Principal at Bascomb Elementary.



Mrs. Shaw received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wingate University in North Carolina. She earned a Master’s Degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership. She also has an ESOL Endorsement.

Mrs. Shaw started her career 19 years ago teaching 5th grade in North Carolina. Her next journey took her to Florida where she taught 1st, 4th, and 5th grades before moving to Georgia 13 years ago. While in Cherokee County, she taught for 6 years at Boston Elementary teaching 2nd grade and ESOL. In 2012, she became the Assistant Principal at Oak Grove Fine Arts Academy. This is Mrs. Shaw’s fourth year at Bascomb as an Assistant Principal.