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New assistant principals named at TCHS, STMS, and STES
Tattnall BOE

Assistant Principals at Tattnall County High School (TCHS), South Tattnall Middle School (STMS), and South Tattnall Elementary School (STES) have been named, according to School Superintendent Dr. Kristen Waters. These are Sabrina Page at TCHS, Jessica Helms at STMS, and Angela Young and Claudia Martinez at STES.

Sabrina Page, TCHS Assistant Principal

Sabrina Page, a 2001 TCHS graduate, has been an educator for 19 years, beginning her teaching career in 2005 at TCHS. After teaching math for eight years, she became the Work-Based Learning Coordinator, a position she has held for the past 11 years. In addition, she has served as a cheer coach for two years, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) advisor for two years, Interact Club advisor for two years, and has served on several committees throughout the years, including Graduation, Homecoming, and Miss TCHS.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education in 2005 from Georgia Southern University (GSU); a Master of Arts degree in Math Education in 2008 from GSU; and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013 from Valdosta State University. Sabrina also was voted TCHS Teacher of the Year in 2013 and served as a member on the Work-Based Learning State Board from 2015-2017.

Sabrina is the daughter of Larry and Felicia Walker of Glennville. She and her husband, Stevie, have three children: Madison, age 16; Walker, age 14; and Mia, age 11, all students in the Tattnall school system.

Jessica Helms, STMS Assistant Principal

Jessica Helms has 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, with 19 of those at TCHS as a science teacher. At TCHS, she has served as the School Success Coach/Check and Connect Coordinator, prom coordinator for 16 years, and worked with the football program for many years as a statistician and director of football operations for two years.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2004 from GSU; a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from GSU in 2008; and will complete her Tier 1 Leadership Certification in July 2024 from GSU.

Jessica was voted 2015 TCHS Teacher of the Year and was named as STAR Teacher in 2018 and 2019.

Jessica is the daughter of Keith and Theresa Willis of Montgomery County. She is married to Chad Helms, and they have three daughters; Reese, age 20; Shelby, age 18; and Everlea, age 5.

Angela Young, STES Assistant Principal

Angela Young, one of two new assistant principals at STES, has been in the Tattnall school system for 11 years of her 21 years of teaching experience, from 2006 to 2017 at Collins Elementary/Middle School.

She has served as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coach and sixth grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher.

Angela has also taught seventh and eighth grade math and K-8 English for Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL). She previously taught ten years in the Liberty County School District.

Angela has served in various leadership roles that have included Student Teacher Supervising Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Georgia Performance Standards Math Trainer, Grade Level Chairperson, School Improvement Team Leader, School Accreditation Committee (SACS) Chairperson, and Leadership Team member.

In addition, she served six years as a middle school principal and school test coordinator with the Emanuel County School District. Angela has been awarded Teacher of the Year in both Liberty and Tattnall school systems.

Her education after high school began at Fort Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She followed that with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Southern Mississippi. Other degrees are an Educational Specialist in Curriculum Instruction and School Administration from Nova Southeastern University; Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership add-on from GSU; and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.

Certifications are as follows: Educational Leadership; P-8 in Math, Reading, English/Language Arts, and Social Science; Gifted Education; English for Speakers of Other Languages.

She is the daughter of Edward and Mary Terrell. Angela has two adult children: Torlorean Young in Dubai and Maya Lee in Valdosta; and one grandchild, Luna Lee.

Claudia Martinez, STES Assistant Principal

Dr. Claudia Martinez is one of the new Assistant Principals at South Tattnall Elementary School, bringing 15 years of experience in the field of education. Prior to this role, she taught at North Tattnall Middle School for three years under the leadership of Mr. Donny Sikes.

Dr. Martinez holds a doctoral degree in Curriculum Studies and a leadership certification from Georgia Southern University and was honored as the 2020 Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (GATESOL) Teacher of the Year.

In addition to her role at South Tattnall, she is an adjunct professor at Georgia Southern University, where she helps to better prepare student teachers. Dr. Martinez is also a private consultive coach, providing guidance to current educators in different states.

She is married to Victor Martinez, and together they have three children: Cielo, Luna, and Victor Martinez. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Dr. Martinez is also a member of Connection