Principal, Patty J. Hancock
Patty Hancock was born and raised in Brooks County. She attended elementary, junior high and high school in this system. Her husband, Chris Hancock and her two sons also received their educations and graduated from Brooks County.
Mrs. Hancock has been employed with the Brooks County School System since 1981, where her first teaching assignment was in the classroom where she attended first grade. She received her bachelor degree in Early Childhood from Valdosta State College and in 1987 she received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the same university. In 2003, Mrs. Hancock graduated from Valdosta State University with an Education Specialist degree in Leadership and Administration.
After teaching first grade 2 years at Barwick Elementary Mrs. Hancock transferred to Morven Primary where she taught first grade and kindergarten for several years. In 2003, she became the Instructional Lead Teacher at North Brooks Elementary School. The following year she began serving as Assistant Principal there. After serving twenty-five years in the North Brooks area, Mrs. Hancock transferred to Quitman Elementary in 2008 where she is currently serving as Principal.
Mrs. Hancock loves working with students and believes it is her calling to do so. She believes that every student deserves the best that educators have to offer. Mrs. Hancock finds it very rewarding to see students grow and learn. She is proud to play an essential role in this important process. Mrs. Hancock believes it is an honor to lead and educate children socially, emotionally, and academically.
Assistant Principal, Kendrick Moody
There is an old proverbial saying that states “Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find”. Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia, Kendrick Moody discovered that he had a deeply rooted passion for touching the lives and minds of children. After realizing this affinity for working with children, Mr. Moody decided to pursue a career in education. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State University. Mr. Moody would later earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and his Educational Specialist Degree in the area of Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.
Prior to entering the education profession, Mr. Moody proudly served as an active duty servicemen in the United States Air Force. In addition, Mr. Moody also worked with the Child and Adolescent division of the Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia before beginning his teaching career with the Atkinson County School System. During his tenure with the Atkinson County School System, Mr. Moody also served as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, football, and track coach.
Currently, Mr. Moody and his wife Maggie, who also is an educator, reside in Valdosta, Georgia. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Kendrick and Alexis. Mr. Moody is excited about serving the Brooks County community and believes it’s truly a blessing to work collaboratively in a supportive network alongside other educators, parents, and the citizens of the Brooks County community to help our children excel and succeed.