Ms. Julie Prather Peppers is a product of the Cherokee County School District, graduating from Cherokee High School in 2002. She attended college on a cross country/track and field scholarship at Georgia Southern University for two years and then graduated with honors from Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA. She set school athletic records at Cherokee High and Georgia Southern as well as received NAIA athletic honors and NAIA All-American Academic honors at Reinhardt. Since graduating with a BS in Education, she has earned her Master’s and Specialist Degrees from Piedmont College and Educational Leadership Certificate from Kennesaw State University. She began her teaching career in Cherokee County in July 2006. She has taught at Hasty ES, Knox ES, Johnston ES, and Bascomb ES. She also served as Assistant Principal at Carmel ES and Sixes ES. She is looking forward to starting her 15th year in Education as Principal of Free Home Elementary School.
Ms. Peppers is married to Billy Peppers, the current City Manager for the City of Canton, and they have two sons, Turner and Jennings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, photography, reading, and running.
Ms. Peppers appreciates the warm, friendly reception from Free Home’s staff, students and parents and she looks forward to a fantastic school year! Go Rockets!