Dr. Jody Dean is a native of Warner Robins and a graduate of
Warner Robins High School. He holds a bachelor's degree in
Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Valdosta State
University, a Master's degree in Educational Administration from
Albany State University, an Educational Specialist degree in
Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University,
and a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Leadership from
Columbus State University. During his 20 years in education, Dr.
Dean has taught at Warner Robins High School, Rutland High School,
Houston County High School, and Veterans High School. Additonally,
Dr. Dean has worked as a Coordinator of Student Services for the
Houston County Board of Education. At Northside, Dr. Dean has
served as an assistant principal, CTAE supervisor, and principal of
Northside High School. He and his wife Sara have three children -
Anna Catherine, Allie, and Carson.
Fielding is a native of Augusta, Ga. She is a proud alumni of Fort
Valley State University where she received a Bachelor's of Science
in Biology and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She received her Masters of Education in Secondary Education from
Grand Canyon University and her Doctorate of Education in
Instructional Leadership with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction
from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Fielding has been an educator for twelve years; six years as
a Biology teacher at Twiggs County High School and the last six
years here at Northside High School. Over her tenure she has been a
member, chair, sponsor, and director of many programs and
committees. As a teacher she believed in giving students
opportunities to laugh and learn at the same time. "School should
be a place where students are actively learning and laughing. We
all learn best when we enjoy the learning process." It was not
uncommon to see Dr. Fielding standing on a lab bench pretending to
be a tree to teach an introduction to natural selection.
Technology, fun, and engagement are vital to the learning
Dr. Fielding has a host of God-children, nieces, and nephews.
Yet, every student at Northside is treated as if they are her own.
She is an educator who gives love and respect to all of students
and supports them fully as they strive for success and excellence.
Her passion as an administrator is rooted in the need for students
to be prepared for the world on every level and respecting others
and themselves in the process.
Mr. Russell Lawley is a native of Selma, Alabama. He is a proud
alumni of Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Science
in Agribusiness Education. He received his Master of Education in
Educational Leadership form Albany State University.
Mr. Lawley taught agriculture education classes for nine years
before becoming an administrator. Mr. Lawley is coming to Northside
High School from Hawkinsville High School, where he has spent the
last fourteen years. During his time in Hawkinsville, he was an
agriculture education teacher, an assistant principal, CTAE
Director, and principal for four years.
Mr. Lawley has been married to his wife Tonya for twenty four
years and have one son, Corey.
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She first joined the Northside staff in 1991 as an
administrative assistant. During this time she attended Georgia
College and State University where she received a Bachelor of
Science in Middle Grades Education in 1994. She continued her
education earning a Masters Degree in Counseling in 2002 from Fort
Valley State University and receiving her Specialist in Education,
Administration/Supervision, from Lincoln Memorial University in
Over the course of her career she has been fortunate to work with
students and teachers in a variety of ways. She taught 6th, 7th and
8th grade students English, Science and reading at Perry, and
Northside middle schools. In 2000, she returned to Northside as a
reading teacher. In 2006 she was instrumental in developing a new
position to support instruction for teachers and students. In the
capacity of Instructional Support Specialist, she created a student
success center geared specifically toward "at risk" students. Mrs.
Peterman joined the administrative team in 2008 as the Assistant
Principal for Instruction where she supervises instruction and
related programs, which includes professional development for
Mrs. Peterman has conducted numerous professional development
courses and workshops at both the school and county level. She was
the recipient of the 1995 Fannie Mae Award for first year teachers,
Northside Middle School 1998 Teacher of the Year, Northside High
School 2003 Teacher of the Year, and Houston County 2004 Teacher of
Mrs. Peterman and her husband Donald have been married for over
thirty years. She and her husband enjoy spending time with friends
and family. Their son Matthew and sweet daughter-in-law Melanie,
live in the Atlanta area and have blessed them with a precious
granddaughter Eliana. She is enjoying her current role as an
administrator but still considers herself a teacher at heart.
Dr. Torris T. Woolfolk is a native of Macon, Georgia. He
attended Mercer University where he played basketball and received
a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. He went on to receive a Master's
degree, Educational Specialist degree, and a Doctorate in Education
in Reading and Literacy from Capella University. He started his
teaching career in 2003 with the Bibb County School District, where
he served as a visual arts teacher and basketball coach. Torris has
continued his career with the Houston County Board of Education as
a visual arts teacher and basketball coach. He currently serves as
an Assistant Principal at Northside High School. One of his
philosophies in education is "We all can achieve more through
building relationships and hard work." He and his wife Tonya have
three children - Christine, Lailah, and Celeste.
Mr. Brad Tidwell