The Stewart Family
Mr. Rodney Stewart came to the Floyd County School System in the summer of 2004 and is in his twelfth year as Principal of Armuchee Elementary School. During this time the school has been selected to receive the Governor’s Silver Award for having the highest number of students meeting and exceeding on the CRCT before the implementation of the Georgia Milestones test of Georgia. Students at AES had the distinct honor of sponsoring Senate Bill 41 which became a law making the Green Tree Frog the state amphibian symbol for Georgia. In addition to this, the National Wildlife Federation and Bass Pro named the elementary students at AES as the “Youth Conservationist of the Year in 2005” for their work with Senate Bill 41, the outdoor nature trail behind the school, and for their outdoor classrooms, as well as being recognized for their work as an environmental school. Mr. Stewart states,” that the little school on the hill is a strong academically and a special place for students, because of the joint effort between the teachers, parents, and grandparents who love their school community and are very active in all aspects of the school. The Local School Governance Team (LSGT), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the Armuchee-Glenwood Foundation (AGF) have also been instrumental organizations in the school’s success. The PTO and students raise money for the school and are also known for meeting their goals and annually putting Mr. Stewart on the roof for a day during their traditional PTO “Penny Drop” which annually raises $6,000 to $16,000 to enhance learning resources for local students.
Mr. Stewart got his BS. Degree from Jacksonville State University, and received his Masters Degree at the University of Alabama. He received his Specialist Degree in Adminisration Leadership in 1992. Mr. Stewart served in administration in Columbus, Georgia at two elementary schools and in the Cartersville area with three school systems, Bartow County , Cartersville City, and Excel Academy in both high school and elementary leadership positons. Mr. Stewart has taught grades four and five in elementary school, middle school, as well as American History, Government and Economics at the high school level. He served as a teacher and high school coach in Alabama at Susan Moore and Oneonta High School for eleven years before moving to Georgia and into administration. Mr. Stewart is married to Katrina Stewart, has three daughters, and six grandchildren. Mr. Stewart states “that kids help you stay young and grew gray all at the same time!” I love people, kids, and this great community that I am blessed to serve.