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Meet the New Principal: Dr. Carolyn Daugherty of Bascomb ES!

Posted On: Friday, July 30, 2021

Meet the Principal - Bascomb ES - Dr. Carolyn Daugherty - 7 30 21

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you over the coming days to Principals who are new to the role or who are serving at new schools this year.  Please help us celebrate Dr. Carolyn Daugherty, who this school year will begin leading Bascomb Elementary School!

Bascomb Elementary School Principal Dr. Carolyn Daugherty is happy to be home in the Etowah Zone.

Beginning her 23rd year as a Cherokee County School District educator, Dr. Daugherty graduated from Etowah High School and lives in Towne Lake.

“I am most looking forward to building strong relationships with this staff, students, and community,” she said.  “This is a true homecoming for me as an Etowah alumna, and I cannot wait to work as a team to prepare our future Eagles for their future successes.”

After earning her education degree from Kennesaw State University, which she since has followed with a master’s degree in administration from Jacksonville State University, and a specialist degree in administration and supervision and doctorate in executive leadership from Lincoln Memorial University, she began her teaching career in elementary schools.  She taught at Little River, Chapman and Carmel ES and then began her administrative career as a teacher on special assignment at R.M. Moore ES, and an assistant principal at Chapman Intermediate School and Johnston ES.  For the past five years, she has led Macedonia ES as its Principal.  She and her husband, Jason, live in Towne Lake with their two rescue dogs.

“My goals for Bascomb are to continue the tradition of excellence in academics while striving for even greater growth for all, and to build an even stronger positive culture and climate where we can celebrate learning and spread kindness each day,” she said.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said her care for students is equaled by her experience in teaching and leading.

“She’s an Etowah Eagle through and through, and we know she is committed to ensuring that every Bascomb student is prepared for future success on Eagle Mountain and far beyond,” he said.  “Carolyn’s professionalism and enthusiasm will serve the community well as she builds relationships with her team of talented educators and with her dedicated PTA and community partners.”

How can parents be more involved?  “Parents can help by being involved with our PTA.  It is often difficult to find help for our many events.  Joining or chairing a committee will really give them a global perspective on the work being done to benefit our students.  We fear that without these needed volunteers, events will be cancelled.  We want our students to experience the best that Bascomb has to offer!”



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