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Meet the New Principal: Matt Kimbrell of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy!

Posted On: Monday, July 11, 2022

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Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you this month to our school district’s new Principals.  Please help us celebrate Matt Kimbrell, who this school year will lead R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy!

A longtime leader, teacher and coach, Principal Matt Kimbrell is ready to lead his new team: R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy.

“I'm looking forward to getting out there and meeting everyone ... all of the staff, teachers, students and parents,” Principal Kimbrell said.  “This is a position that relies on good communication with everyone in order to make sure our students are successful learners.  I have met so many already and this community has been so welcoming.  I'm ready to get started working with everyone to make R.M. Moore the best school to work in and attend.”

A 22-year educator, Principal Kimbrell most recently served as Principal of Mamie Lou Gross Elementary School in Camden County.  He previously served as Principal of Clinch County Elementary School and Clinch County Middle School.  Principal Kimbrell began his career as a Special Education teacher and has taught all grade levels, coached middle and high school football, led alternative school and summer school programs and worked for the state’s migrant education program.   

Principal Kimbrell earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and Special Education from Valdosta State University, his master’s degree in teaching and learning from Cambridge College and his education specialist degree in school leadership and administration from Valdosta State University.

His wife, Kelli, is a school administrator in Cobb County, and they have five children.

“Matt’s experience working in schools that are the heart of their community and his enthusiasm for encouraging every child to succeed are a perfect match for R.M. Moore,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “He’s a great addition to our leadership, and we look forward to seeing all he will accomplish together with R.M. Moore’s outstanding team.”   

How can parents be more involved?  “I would encourage parents and guardians to work with their child's teachers and staff,” Principal Kimbrell said.  “Do not hesitate to reach out when you have an issue or concern.  We are providing a service to the public.  That service includes a partnership with our families and our community.  Also, be active in family programs and night activities that educate you on what we are doing to educate your children.  We need to work as a team to make sure that your children grow into educated, responsible and respectful adults.  Together, we will grow!”
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