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DAmian Bounds .pngPrincipal Damian Bounds

Mr. Bounds, the new principal of Elkins Pointe,  enjoyed his time as an administrator in Fulton County Schools and is excited to be returning home to Fulton! He believes that positive relationships are the key to learning and growing and he looks forward to building new relationships with Elkins Pointe
students, families and staff as soon as possible.

When he’s not at school, Mr. Bounds enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is a
resident of Roswell, and his wife and young daughters are active in the community. He is a father
of four, with two sons in college and two daughters in elementary school.

Curriculum Assistant Principal Ida Ward

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Ms. Ida Ward is our Curriculum Assistant Principal (CAP).  This is Ms. Ward's second year as an assistant principal with Elkins Pointe.  Prior to being our AP, Ms. Ward was the EPMS Data Specialist.  She will be the 7th-grade assistant principal this upcoming school year.  Ida is looking forward to sharing many social and academic experiences with the students and the community and is excited to work with our students as they continue in our culture of smart, happy, and connected. 


nancy Lahey.jpegAssistant Principal Nancy Lahey is originally from Lynbrook, New York, but has called Georgia home for 25 years.  After completing her Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Cortland, Nancy began her teaching career in Dekalb County Schools.  Ms. Lahey had the opportunity to teach third and fourth grade at Knollwood Elementary school from 1993-1998.  While teaching at Knollwood Elementary, she earned her Master's degree in Educational Administration from Georgia State University.  In 1998 Nancy was awarded Teacher of the Year at Knollwood Elementary.

Ms. Lahey left teaching at the end of 1998 to dedicate her time to her three wonderful children, Zach, Cameron, and Samantha.  When all of her children entered elementary school, Ms. Lahey was anxious to get back into the classroom as well.  She accepted a teaching position at Hembree Springs Elementary in Fulton County Schools in July of 2007.  Nancy had the opportunity to teach fifth grade for eight years at Hembree Springs and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2012.  In 2015, Ms. Lahey was promoted to Curriculum Support Teacher at Hembree Springs and has served as the CST from 2015-2018. 

As CST, Nancy was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit classrooms and impact the school beyond the walls of her classroom. She worked with the staff on instructional strategies, professional learning communities, served as the 504 and Student Support Team co-chair, and was the GO-TIP Induction Advisor for new teachers. She is very passionate about continuing her leadership journey at Elkins Pointe Middle School.  Nancy has always had a passion for the middle school-aged child, and she believes she was born to teach and work with children. 

Ms. Lahey is looking forward to continuing her work at the middle school level and making a positive impact on the students and the community.  She is excited to be a part of a dynamic leadership team at Elkins Pointe where they are smart, happy, and connected!


Rawlings Johnson.jpegAdministrator Rawlings​ Johnson is originally from Tifton, Georgia. He received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State University. In 2006, he joined Fulton County Schools as a Physical Education teacher at Randolph Elementary. He joined the Elkins Pointe Middle School HPE Department in 2008 where he had the opportunity to serve as the HPE Department Head as well as the Extramural Director. Continuing education is something he values deeply which lead him to attend North Georgia College and State University where he received a Master's Degree in Health and Physical Education.

Mr. Johnson wanted to expand his knowledge of teaching the whole child.  In 2009, he attended Lincoln Memorial University and received an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as became certified in Special Education and Middle Grades Science. Mr. Johnson has had the pleasure of holding the sixth-grade Science PLC coaching position from 2014-2018 where he has guided teachers in becoming more efficient in best practices in education.

Mr. Johnson loves connecting with students, parents, and teachers. He is enthusiastic about learning and has a need to grow with others around him. During the 2017-2018 school year, he served on the AVID site team in which he was given multiple opportunities to teach and demonstrate effective teaching practices focused around differentiated learning, organization, and college readiness. Most recently he received the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Award.

Rawlings is truly blessed to be a part of the Elkins Pointe family. He looks forward to working with the Elkins community as he knows GREATNESS is just around the corner. ​


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