Cherokee High School Administration
|Mr. Todd Miller, Principal
Secretary, Teri Potts
| Mr. Jeremy Adams, Athletic Director / Students: A – Cos
Secretary, Donna Stewart
Coach Adams is in his 2nd year as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Cherokee High School. Coach Adams is a graduate of Reinhardt University with a Masters from Brenau University. He is currently finishing his Specialist Degree Program at Kennesaw State University. Previously, Coach Adams taught at Dean Rusk Middle School and Sequoyah High School, as well as serving for nine years at the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Sequoyah High School. Coach Adams and his wife Aimee live in the Avery Community with their two sons Ethan (6) and Aidan (3 months).
|Ms. Connie Ard, Assistant Principal / Students: Harr – Lu
Secretary, Diana Dale
Connie Ard is beginning her second year as an Assistant Principal at Cherokee High School. She is a graduate of Cherokee High School and a Cherokee County native. She attended Georgia State University and has worked in Cherokee County Schools since 1993, starting at Sequoyah, then Creekview and now back home to Cherokee. She is married to Cleve Ard at teacher at Creekview and they have two children, Kaitlyn and Aaron. Her hobbies include gardening and traveling.
|Ms. Meagan Biello, Assistant Principal / CTAE / Students: Cot-Harp
Secretary, Dina VanAlstyne
Meagan Biello is beginning her third year as an Assistant Principal at Cherokee High School. She is currently the CTAE Supervisor at CHS. In the 2015-16 school year served as the Freshman Academy administrator. Previously, she taught Social Studies for nine years, eight years at Creekview High School and one year at South Forsyth High School. Ms. Biello graduated from The University of Georgia in 2004 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics and a minor in Political Science. She received her Master of Education in Social Studies Secondary Education from Georgia State University in 2006 and began teaching in Forsyth county. Her Education Specialist degree is from Liberty University in Curriculum and Instruction, and she is currently working on her Leadership Certificate through Kennesaw State University. Her focus of study, in the past, has been teacher morale and its impact on student achievement. She will continue to develop this area of research as she works towards her next degree.
Ms. Biello has participated in the Superintendents Leadership Academy I and II within the Cherokee County School District, and she is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, as well as the National Association of Career and Technical Educators. She was recognized by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce in 2015 as a Top 10 Young Professional to watch. She has worked to develop community and business partnerships in order to support the teachers and better serve the students of CHS.
Ms. Biello is a native of Cherokee County, where she attended Johnston Elementary, Dean Rusk Middle School, and Woodstock High School. She currently resides in Canton with her two sons, Ethan and Walker. She enjoys traveling in her spare time, and Ms. Biello can often be found on a road trip with her children or traveling the world with her friends and family during school breaks.
|Mr. Neil Howell, Assistant Principal / Students: Pri – Sl
Secretary, Letty Perez
Neil Howell was appointed Assistant Principal of Cherokee High School in July of 2015. A native of Conyers, Georgia, Mr. Howell began his education career in 1991 as a Band Director / Business Education teacher at Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Two years later, Mr. Howell returned to Georgia and was recruited by the Rockdale County Board of Education in Conyers where he taught for the next thirteen years at Heritage High School.
In 1999, after a lengthy application and screening process, Mr. Howell was hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and slated to attend the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. After much thought, Mr. Howell decided to remain in the education field where his talents would be used to help young people achieve their academic and personal potential.
While teaching at Heritage High School, Mr. Howell completed his Ed.S. Degree in Administration and Supervision in May of 2003. In December of 2006, he was appointed Assistant Principal in Pickens County, GA at Jasper Middle School. After serving as Assistant Principal for three and a half years, Mr. Howell was promoted to Principal, where he would remain for the next five years until May of 2014. During Mr. Howell’s tenure in Pickens County, he also served as a deputy with the Reserve Unit of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.
In 2014, Mr. Howell was named Principal of South Central Middle School in Bartow County, GA where he remained until his appointment to his current position in Cherokee County.
Mr. Howell resides in Canton with his wife, Jill, and their spoiled dog Shorty. He attends First Baptist Woodstock and is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the American Association of School Administrators, and ASCD.
In his free time, Mr. Howell is an avid wood worker and enjoys building furniture and other projects. He is also a GA Licensed Low Voltage Electrician, installing sound and security systems, outdoor lighting, and video surveillance systems.
| Mr. Charley Ingham, Assistant Principal / Curriculum / Students: Sm – Z
Secretary, Sara Carmichael
Charley Ingham is beginning his first year as an assistant principal at Cherokee High School. For the past twelve years, he was a member of the English department at CHS, serving three years as the department chair, two years as Senior Capstone Career Project (SCCP) coordinator, and five years as the head coach of the boys’ and girls’ Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
Prior to moving to Canton, Georgia, Mr. Ingham worked in the Jamestown City School District in Jamestown, New York where he taught middle grades Language Arts for four years and met his wife of twelve years, Andrea. They currently live in the Clayton Community with their two children, Eliza and Tommy.
| Dr. Judy Wright, Assistant Principal / RTI / 504 / HHB/Students: Ly – Pre
Secretary, Megan Thomas
Hello! My name is Judy Wright. I am married, have one son, Aaron, who is 20, and large, furry dogs that think they are lap dogs. Professionally, I will be finishing my 12th year of teaching and 9th year at Canton Elementary STEM Academy (CES) . I have a doctorate from Kennesaw State University in Instructional Technology and endorsements in gifted and ESOL. In the last 4 years, I have served in a dual role as a teacher of the gifted and also Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education teacher in one of our STEM labs to our K-5 students.
During that time I’ve also been the co-founder of the STEM curriculum for CCSD, head coach of an award winning First Lego League robotics team, and been awarded nearly $40,000 in grant funding over 4 years. This critical funding ha s been used to develop our aquaponics lab, makerspace, robotics program, 3D printing program, and the advancement of coding and programming through our newly developed underwater ROV sea colts team and aerial parrot mambo drones. I am proud to say that this past year, CES won the TAG STEM education award for the best ES STEM program in the state of Georgia.
I have enjoyed my time as a teacher at CES. I am incredibly excited to become an assistant principal at Cherokee High School (CHS) next year as part of Warrior nation and the CHS leadership team.