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Last Updated: 5/12/2020 2:54 PM

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Dr. Carolyn Daugherty, Principal

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Dr. Carolyn Daugherty came to Macedonia in July 2016 with  17 years of experience in the Cherokee County School District.  A resident of Cherokee County since 1987, Dr. Daugherty graduated from Etowah High School before pursing her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. Additionally, Dr. Daugherty holds a master’s degree from Jacksonville State University (Administration), as well as a specialist degree (Administration & Supervision) and doctorate (Executive Leadership) from Lincoln Memorial University.


Over the course of her tenure with the Cherokee County School District, Dr. Daugherty has taught at Little River, Chapman, and Carmel Elementary Schools.  Her experience as an administrator began as a Teacher on Special Assignment at R. M. Moore Elementary before being promoted to Assistant Principal at Chapman Intermediate School and later Johnston Elementary.


Dr. Daugherty married her high school sweetheart, Jason, who owns his own wealth management and broker dealer firm in Woodstock, and they live in Towne Lake with their two rescue dogs, Giles and Gillian. Dr. Daugherty is honored to be in the Macedonia community, and looks forward to many amazing years to come.




Dr. Susan McQuade came to Macedonia in November 2015 with 26 years of education experience.  A graduate of Tucker High School and Georgia State University (Music Education), Dr. McQuade received her master’s degree from Lesley University (Curriculum & Instruction), and her specialist degree (Administration & Supervision) and doctorate (Executive Leadership) from Lincoln Memorial University.


Dr. McQuade began her tenure with the Cherokee County School District in 2012 as the art and music teacher at Boston Elementary after nine years with Clayton County Schools, six years with the Archdiocese of Atlanta schools, seven years with Buford City Schools, and two years as Director of Enterprise Education Initiatives at the Woodruff Arts Center.


Dr. McQuade balances her professional career with a close and supportive family.  Her husband, Ed, is a retired choral director; their daughter, Lauren, teaches third grade at Woodstock Elementary and their son, Alec, is a sports producer for 11 Alive News.  Dr. McQuade is delighted to be a part of the Macedonia family as one of its assistant principals.




Mrs. Patty Nay, a resident of the Macedonia community for the past fourteen years, was excited to join the staff at Macedonia Elementary in July 2017 as the school’s second Assistant Principal. Mrs. Nay received her undergraduate degree in Education, as well as a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Kennesaw State University.  She also holds a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.


Before transferring to Sixes Elementary in 1997, Mrs. Nay taught seven years for Marietta City Schools. After seven years at Sixes, Mrs. Nay was promoted to Assistant Principal, and she remained at Sixes for another seven years in that role before serving as Assistant Principal at Knox Elementary for six years.


Mrs. Nay and her husband, Mark, have been married for 31 years, and their children attended Macedonia, Creekland, and Creekview before going on to college. Their son, Ryan, is a recent graduate of UGA, and their daughter, Meghan, attends the University of Louisville.