Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Peach County High School. This is a very exciting year as we celebrate 50 years of Peach County High School. As a 1989 graduate of Peach County High School, I am very excited about being the principal at my Alma Mater and being a part of the past, present and future PCHS. Our school stands on tradition and Trojan Pride that resonates in our faculty, students and the Peach County community. Our mission at PCHS is to graduate "College and Career Ready Students" and provide our students with multiple opportunities for success beyond high school, which follows our vision of “Learning Today-Leading Tomorrow”. The efforts of the faculty, staff and students at PCHS is reflected in our high EOC test scores, graduation rate and the great increase in the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).
Beyond the classroom setting, Peach County High School has been consistently recognized for excellence in athletics, fine arts and career tech. During the 2019-2020 school year our athletic teams competed well in region 4AAA. Our fine arts department continues to win awards of excellence during their competitions. Our Automotive Engine Build Team continues to be one the best teams in the nation.
It is my hope for this upcoming school year for each of you to be as successful as our past students through the diverse opportunities offered at Peach County High School.
Ken Hartley, ED.D
Dr. Hartley is a 1989 Graduate of Peach County High School and is excited to begin his 4th year as the principal at PCHS. He began his educational journey as a teacher and coach at Fort Valley Middle School. Before coming to Peach County High School, he had the opportunity to spend eleven years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Taylor County School System.
Dr. Hartley received his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Communications, master’s degree from Walden University in Educational Leadership, specialist degree from Georgia College and State University in Educational Leadership and Doctoral Degree from Argosy University in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Hartley has been married to his wife Kristi for 23 years. They are the proud parents of two awesome children. Emily is a senior at Mercer University and Parker is a tenth grade student at Taylor County High School.
Assistant Principal/CTAE Director - James Lassetter
After twenty years in business, most of that with GEICO, I made a career change to education. I have my Undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Mercer University. A Masters in Business Education from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. My wife has put up with me for twenty-four years and counting. We have four boys, seven current grandkids with one more on the way.
I have been teaching at PCHS all of my seventeen years in education. I taught Business Education to include, Accounting, MS Office, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, 3-D Design, and Web Design over my first thirteen years. I have been the Work-Based Learning Coordinator for three years and have now started the next step as CTAE Director and Assistant Principal.
Assistant Principal - Lakeitha Weston
Mrs. Weston is a graduate of Upson-Lee High School in Thomaston, GA. Mrs. Weston received her Bachelor’s degree from Fort Valley State University in Education, Master’s degree from Georgia Southwestern University, and Specialist degree from Georgia College and State University in Educational Leadership.
She began her teaching career in the Thomaston-Upson school district. She taught mathematics at Upson-Lee Middle School and Upson-Lee High School. She continued her educational journey in the Houston County School district. She taught mathematics at Warner Robins Middle School, served as a District-level Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach and the Assistant Principal for Instruction at the Houston County Crossroads Center.
Mrs. Weston is excited to join the Trojan Family at Peach County High School!
Assistant Principal - Greg Ellison
Mr. Ellison is a 1987 graduate of Washington County High School and is excited to begin the 2020-21 school year as an Assistant principal at PCHS. He began his 24-year career in education as a teacher and coach at Pulaski County Middle School. Before coming to Peach County High School, he has worked as a(n) teacher, coach, and administrator in Pulaski, Irwin, Crisp, and Houston counties. Mr. Ellison received his Bachelor’s degree from Fort Valley State University in Marketing, Master’s degree from Fort Valley State University in Middle Grades Education, and Specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership. Mr. Ellison believes all students have the ability to be successful, productive citizens and strives each day to encourage each student to reach his or her greatest potential.