Mrs. Kathleen Chandler, Principal
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 thirty-five 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 five years. Mrs. Chandler was appointed as Principal of Bascomb in 2015.
Mrs. Courtney Shaw, Assistant Principal
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 teaching fifth grade in North Carolina. Her next journey took her to Florida where she taught first, fourth, and fifth grades before moving to Georgia. While in Cherokee County, Mrs. Shaw taught second grade and ESOL for six years at Boston Elementary. In 2012, she became the Assistant Principal at Oak Grove Fine Arts Academy. Mrs. Shaw was appointed as an Assistant Principal at Bascomb in 2016.
Ms. Jessi Currie, Assistant Principal
Ms. Currie is a Georgia native and grew up in Golden Isles of Georgia. She received her bachelor’s degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Early Childhood Education and Specialist’s Degree from Piedmont College in Curriculum and Instruction. She has a Gifted Endorsement and an Instructional Coaching Endorsement. Ms. Currie began her teaching career 23 years ago in Savannah, Georgia. Twelve years ago, she joined the Cherokee County School District. She has experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She also served as the Instructional Lead Strategist at Indian Knoll Elementary. Ms. Currie was appointed as an Assistant Principal at Bascomb in 2020.