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Creech Among Nation’s Best Middle School Assistant Principals

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Todd Creech of Thomas County Middle School has been named the 2022 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Outstanding Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year representing Georgia.  Dr. Bob Heaberlin, the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals (GAMSP), made the announcement on April 12 at the monthly meeting of the Thomas County School Board Meeting in Thomasville, Georgia.  

Clay Stanaland, principal of Thomas County Middle School, said, “Mr. Creech has high expectations for himself, colleagues, and especially students.  He is a strong advocate for all students and their success. His ability to connect with students and communicate with parents is superior.  Mr. Creech is highly organized, reliable, and is a reflective practitioner.”

Dr. Lisa Williams, superintendent of the Thomas County School System, said, “Mr. Creech is a highly intelligent individual who happens to also be blessed with a multitude of talents, skills, and abilities. He is a true benefit to our system who is very dedicated to our students in helping to ensure their success.”

Todd has been assistant principal at Thomas County Middle School since 2016  He began his  Georgia career in education as an Agricultural Education teacher  at Cook High School in Cook County in 2003-2009 and later at Monroe High School in Albany, Georgia from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2015 he served as the Agricultural Education teacher at Thomasville High School before being named the assistant principal at Thomas County  Middle School. 

In addition to being named the NOAP from Georgia this year, Mr. Creech also was selected for leadership awards by his colleagues in the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals.  In 2021 he was named a Georgia Outstanding Assistant Principal at the GAESP/GAMSP Fall Conference at Lake Lanier Islands. Todd has also served as a district director on the GAMP advisory board since 2018.

Mr. Creech earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education  from the University of Georgia in 2003 and a Masters of Education degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership in 2007. 

Todd has been married to Dara Creech for 17 years.  The couple has three sons.  Carson (15), Cooper (11), and Cannon (6) are students in the Thomas County School System.  Dara is a school counselor at Hand-In-Hand Primary School.

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