Principal, Howard Akers
Howard Akers has worked in the Brooks County School System for over 15 years. He began his career as a teacher and assistant football coach and head baseball coach in 1994 at Brooks County High School. In 2001, Mr. Akers moved to Quitman Elementary as Assistant Principal and was later named Principal in 2003. In 2005, he then moved to Brooks County High School as Principal and in 2011 he transferred to Brooks County Middle School as Principal. In the Spring of 2012, he was named Principal of Brooks County High School.
He was born in Atlanta and is originally from Panama City, Florida. He graduated from Valdosta state University in 1992 and later in 1994. His wife of 20 years, Tammy, is Speech Therapist at Quitman Elementary School and his son, Charlie, is a recent graduate of Brooks County High School and attends ABAC.
Assistant Principal, Tara Moss
Mrs. Tara Moss has been in Education with Brooks County for 18 years. She has received various recognitions such as Teacher of the Year for the Brooks County School system, B.E.S.T. Award for Administrators and has served on many committees concerning student achievement. She has also taught third and fifth grade at Quitman Elementary, along with being an Academic Coach. She has served as Assistant Principal at both Quitman Elementary and Brooks County Middle School and served as the Director of the Academic Enhancement Program (AEP).
Mrs. Moss is passionate about the needs of the students in the Brooks County School system and is committed to ensuring that they receive the best education possible. She is married to Eric Moss and they have four children.
CTAE Director Dr. Irma J. Hall
Irma Hall began her career in education after working for ten years in the business field with the Federal Land Bank (agricultural loans department). While serving as a PTO officer for Quitman Primary when her children were in grades 1-3, Mrs. Hall realized that she had a real passion for making a difference in the lives of children. Therefore, she enrolled at Thomas University to add to her business/bookkeeping certification. Mrs. Hall later transferred to Valdosta State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and later a Master's Degree in Educational Administration/Leadership.
Before being employed with the system, Mrs. Hall served as a member of the Brooks County Board of Education. She has a wealth of varied experiences in the field of education which serves as excellent resources as she works daily with teachers, students, parents, and other administrators. During the past 22 years, Mrs. Hall has worked as Assistant to the Title 1 Director at the school system's central office; served as the Parent Involvement Coordinator for the system; taught Title 1 classes grades 1-5; then taught second grade. Mrs. Hall transferred to North Brooks Elementary School as the Assistant Principal in 1999 and two years later became the Principal. In 2008, Mrs. Hall transferred back to Quitman Elementary where served as the Principal until Spring 2011. She has served as the Principal of Brooks County High School starting Fall of 2011. She was recently named CTAE Director of Brooks County High School.
Mrs. Hall and her husband, Randy, reside in Quitman. She sees many of her students and their families out and about in the community on a regular basis. Mrs. Hall seeks out opportunities to visit informally with families because she feels that this contact helps students realize that parents are working together to help each child obtain a brighter future.