Dr. Elena Ponder
Dr. Elena Ponder was born and raised in New York. She began her educational career in the Brooks County school system 20 years ago. Her employment in the Brooks County School System has allowed her to obtain a broad range of leadership experiences. During her employment, she has served as a high school science teacher, elementary school assistant principal, elementary school principal, Title I Director, and middle and high school assistant principal. She is a graduate of Adelphi University in Long Island, N.Y. with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Pre-Med. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Secondary Education Science from Valdosta State University. She has an Educational Specialist degree and Doctoral degree in the area of Educational Leadership.
She believes that student success depends on a collaboration of a devoted community, structured curriculum, and a caring and supportive faculty. The success of students is always a top priority. Brooks County High School works together to address the elements that affect our children: effective teaching, school safety and security, and the continuous improvement efforts focused on results. The school wants every student to achieve future-readiness. In order to do so, the faculty and staff will direct all their energy to improving the level of learning throughout this outstanding institute.
Mr. Charles Perry
Charles Perry was born and raised in Turner County. He received her Bachelor’s and Masters degree in the area of Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State University. Mr. Perry received his Educational Specialist degree in the area of Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Mr. Perry began his educational career in 1996 at Brooks County Middle School teaching reading, health and physical education classes. He was also the Athletic Director and Head Football coach at the middle school during his tenure. His teams won the middle school championship in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 while finishing runner-up 2007, 2010 - 2012. Mr. Perry has two children that attend Brooks County Schools, Mac and Anna