Administration

2021-2022-Administrators
LR: Mitch Coley, 8th Grade Assistant Principal; Leatha Massey, 6th Grade Assistant Principal; Andria Brimhall, 7th Grade Assistant Principal; Shannon Kruschwitz, Instructional Specialist; Dr. Heath Heron, Principal 

LEADERSHIP

2021-Dr. Heath Heron

DR. HEATH HERON 
PRINCIPAL

Dr. Heron was raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and began his teaching career in his hometown. He moved to Camden County in 2001 to coach football and wrestling and was a member of the 2003 state championship football team coaching staff. Dr. Heron taught social studies at St. Marys Middle School and Camden County High School before becoming an Assistant Principal and the Deputy Principal of CCHS. In 2012, he became the Principal of Matilda Harris Elementary School, and in 2019, Dr. Heron found his home at Camden Middle School.  

2021-Ms. Leatha Massey

MRS. LEATHA MASSEY 
6TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Massey's ongoing profession as an educator has lasted for decades. Upon graduating from Morris Brown College on a band scholarship, her teaching journey would begin in Columbus, Ohio, as a third-grade teacher. After three years, Mrs. Massey would then return to her home, Pompano Beach, Florida. That is where she taught in the Broward County School District -- right before claiming Camden County, Georgia, as home. From there, Mrs. Massey taught at both middle schools. Her areas would include Language Arts/Reading at Camden Middle and Career Connections/ Language Arts at St. Marys Middle. Soon thereafter, she would begin serving as Assistant Principal at Kingsland Elementary. Knowing that learning never ends, Mrs. Massey earned both Master’s and Educational Specialist Degrees from Nova Southeastern University. 

2021-Brimhall

MRS. ANDRIA BRIMHALL 
7TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Brimhall began her career in education in 1995, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a biology degree. She taught 8th-grade science, reading, and Georgia Studies at St. Marys Middle School. During that time, she also earned a Master of Education degree in middle grades math and science in 1998. Soon after, her husband was transferred to Fallon, Nevada, and she taught high school math there for two years. She returned to St. Marys Middle School in 2002 to teach 7th-grade math. In 2009, she left the classroom to become a graduation coach/Title I specialist until moving to Camden Middle School as Assistant Principal in 2016. In 2017, Mrs. Brimhall earned her Education Specialist degree in administration. She is married with three children and one grandchild. 

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MR. MITCH COLEY 
8TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Mr. Coley graduated from the University of Mississippi’s education program in 2005. Since then he has taught at elementary and middle school levels, teaching math and science. In 2011, he and his wife moved to Camden County to teach at Camden Middle School. After four years with CMS, Mr. Coley decided to move back to the elementary level and taught at Matilda Harris. Teaching led to opportunities in leadership, which eventually landed him the role of Teaching and Learning Specialist at Sugarmill Elementary. Mr. Coley now serves as the eighth-grade Assistant Principal. His belief is that all students can succeed. His aim is to do all he can to ensure this happens.

Halstead

MRS. MELISSA HALSTEAD 
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST

Mrs. Halstead began her career in education after working with the then San Diego Chargers, where she also earned a Master of Business Administration degree. Mrs. Halstead and her family moved to Camden County because of the military in 2005. She received her teaching certification from Florida State College in 2009. She taught second grade, kindergarten, spent the bulk of her time in 5th-grade math, and coached high school and middle school softball. In 2016, she moved to Camden Middle School where she became the instructional specialist. In 2018, Mrs. Halstead earned her specialist degree in Education Leadership from Valdosta State University. She is married with two children.

Brown

MRS. DANA BROWN 
SPED PROGRAM AREA CONSULTANT

Mrs. Brown graduated from Camden County High School before attending Georgia Southern University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Special Education. She began her career in Athens, GA as an elementary Special Education teacher. In 2009, she moved back home and began teaching in the Special Education Department at Camden Middle School. She completed a Master of Education in Accomplished Teaching through Georgia Southern University in 2013 and accepted the Program Area Consultant position at Camden County High School in 2017. Two years later, Mrs. Brown returned to the middle school level as PAC for Camden Middle School and Saint Marys Middle School. Her husband, also a Camden County native, teaches Science at CCHS and is a long-time football coach, and they have two daughters ages 5 and 7. Go Wildcats!

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

2021-School Counselors
LR: Anueke Walker, 6th Grade School Counselor; Rachel Swain, 8th Grade School Counselor; Palmer NeSmith, 7th Grade School Counselor

2021-Walker

MS. ANUEKE WALKER  
LEAD COUNSELOR

Ms. Walker moved to Camden County from Bridgeport, CT, in 1996. She earned her Associate of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education, and Master of Arts in School Counseling. Ms. Walker began her career in education at the College of Coastal Georgia as DTAE program director. In 2002, Ms. Walker found her home at Camden Middle School where she taught English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies for ten years before becoming a counselor in 2012. Ms. Walker takes great pride in being a part of the CMS family and looks forward to many more years providing support to students, colleagues, and the community.

2021-Swain

MRS. RACHEL SWAIN 
COUNSELOR

Mrs. Swain grew up in Camden County and has been a School Counselor at Camden Middle School since 2017. She graduated from Berry College in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, then attended graduate school at Georgia Southern University, earning a Master of Education degree in Counseling in 2004. After serving the Camden County community for over 10 years as a family counselor, she returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the College of Coastal Georgia in 2014. In addition to counseling, Mrs. Swain has worked as a medical/surgical nurse with an orthopedic specialty at Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick Campus. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Swain is passionate about learning, helping people, and working with families. She is married and has one child. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the CMS family.

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MS. PALMER NESMITH 
COUNSELOR

Ms. NeSmith grew up in Thomas County, Georgia, and recently moved to Camden to be a School Counselor at Camden Middle School. She graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, Ms. NeSmith attended Valdosta State University to gain a Master of Education in Counselor Education, graduating in 2021. She chose a track in School Counseling with the goal to help students academically, social/emotionally, and with career/college exploration. Ms. NeSmith is eager to assist all students and is delighted to be a part of the Camden Middle School family.