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Three new principals for Tattnall schools
Tattnall County BOE

Tattnall County's South Tattnall Elementary School (STES), South Tattnall Middle School (STMS), and North Tattnall Elementary School (NTES) will all have new principals for the 2024-25 school year, according to an announcement last week by Tattnall County School Superintendent Dr. Kristen Waters.

Destiny Levant, a 2012 graduate of Tattnall County High School (TCHS), will be the new principal at STES. She is currently principal of Toombs Central Elementary School in Lyons, where she has been in that leadership role for four years.

Tori Flowers, with 13 years in the field of education and currently serving as STMS Assistant Principal, will be the principal of STMS for the 2024-25 school year.

Jonathan King, now Assistant Principal at TCHS, will lead NTES as principal in the coming school year.

"We are confident that these three schools will thrive from the experience of these three administrators, who have shown a commitment to education and its constant improvement for students," said

Superintendent Dr. Waters.

Destiny Levant 

A Reidsville native, Destiny is the daughter of Donnie and Andrea Ashford Levant and the granddaughter of Juanita Ashford and the late Sylvester Ashford, who was principal of Seckinger Elementary/Glennville Elementary for several decades.

In 2016, Destiny graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She furthered her higher education through the University of West

Georgia by obtaining a Master's degree in Elementary Education in 2020. She followed this with an Educational Leadership certificate in 2021, and in 2023 she obtained her Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. In 2022, Destiny was deemed an Outstanding Graduate Student in Educational Leadership by the University of West Georgia.

Her career began in the Toombs County School System as a teacher at Toombs Central Elementary School in Lyons. She later assumed the role of principal. Under her leadership, Toombs Central was one of 155 schools in the state to be deemed a "Literacy Leader" for having third grade students achieve at least 15 percent or higher growth on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment. Destiny is completing her eighth year in education at the end of the school year.

Outside of her career, she is an active member of the First African Missionary Baptist Church in Glennville, and, in her spare time, Destiny enjoys watching college football and spending time with family and friends.

Tori Flowers

Of her 13 years in education, Tori Flowers has spent 12 of those at STMS, formerly known as Glennville Middle School. She has taught eighth grade math and has assumed multiple responsibilities other than those in her classroom. She has coached softball, basketball, and track for many years.

Tori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Her career is marked by a profound dedication to educational leadership and development. She is well-liked by the STMS students and staff who respect her commitment to excellence in whatever she pursues.

She is married to Justin Flowers, the principal of TCHS, and they have a three-year-old daughter, Finley.

Jonathan King

Jonathan King, respected as a firm but fair disciplinarian at TCHS, has served the school as Assistant Principal the past four years.

He embarked on his educational journey in 2008, earning his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Savannah State University. He later obtained a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University, followed by an Educational Leadership Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia.

Throughout his career, Jonathan has served in various capacities, including elementary school teacher, instructional specialist, and Federal Programs Director. His wealth of experience has been valuable as assistant principal at TCHS with the students in grades nine through twelve.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Jonathan is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He also serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Soperton, Georgia. He finds his greatest joy in his family life, sharing his journey with wife Maria and their two children, Victoria Gracelyn and Josiah Mason.