Administration

Principal

Dr. Jeff Washington, Principal

Dr. Washington has worked in the district for 10 years, beginning at Veterans High as an Honors Biology and AP Environmental Science Teacher.  In 2013-2014, he was honored as the Veterans High Teacher of the Year and a districtwide Top 10 finalist.  He also served as the Veterans varsity football receivers coach and coach of the girls and boys track teams.  During his time, Veterans High won its first region football championship, plus four track region championships.  In 2015, he became the Assistant Principal of Discipline at Veterans High.  In 2018, he became the Assistant Principal of Discipline for both Lake Joy Elementary and Lake Joy Primary. 

Dr. Washington earned a doctorate in teaching leadership from Walden University.  In addition, he has a master's degree in school counseling from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fort Valley State University.  Dr. Washington is a graduate of the GAEL Aspiring Principal Program and the Houston County Development Leadership Program.

His wife, Dr. Shambrea Washington, is a proud Houston County graduate.  They have two sons, Noah and Reid, who will attend Eagle Springs Elementary. Along with the students, staff, parents and stakeholders, Dr. Washington is honored to make Eagle Springs a true family affair.

Gina Rowland

Mrs. Gina Rowland, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Gina Rowland has served the Houston County School District since 1994. She began her career teaching 6th and 7th grades at Perry Middle School. In 2005, Mrs. Rowland became a system elementary math coach. As a math coach, she helped support teachers and students in many school throughout the district. Mrs. Rowland has been an Eagle Springs Eagle since 2016 serving as the Assistant Principal of Instruction.

Mrs. Rowland graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. She earned a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern followed by a specialist degree in educational leadership from Columbus State University. Mrs. Rowland has also earned the following endorsements: Gifted, Coaching, and Reading.  

Mrs. Rowland and her husband Ricky have one son, Daniel and one granddaughter, Heidi. She enjoys spending time with her extended family as often as possible. 

Ashley Casson

Mrs. Ashley Casson, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Ashley Casson grew up in Stockbridge, Georgia and graduated from the Henry County School System in 2003, after which she began her college education at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.  She graduated from Faulkner University’s Great Books Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2007. Mrs. Casson began teaching in Houston County at Miller Elementary in August of 2008.  She taught all subject areas in first grade for five years, after which her principal moved her to teaching all subject areas in second grade. She remained in second grade for two years then I was placed as her school’s Focus Learning Plan (FLP) Intervention Specialist. She served in this position for one year, as the school came off the Focus list within that year.  She was then placed in the position of the Early Intervention Program (EIP) Reading and Math Teacher. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Principal of Discipline for Eagle Springs Elementary and Miller Elementary.

Mrs. Casson graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2016 with a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with Accomplished Teaching and recently completed her Specialist degree from Georgia Southwestern in Elementary Education. She is Gifted endorsed, Teacher Support and Coaching endorsed, and Reading endorsed.  She completed the Houston County Leadership Development Program.  She is currently working on Leadership Certification through Middle Georgia RESA. She was the Teacher of the Year for Miller Elementary in 2014 and was named Top 10 for Houston County. She also won the Kidd Kraddick Classroom Musical Contest in 2014.

Mrs. Casson has been married to her husband, Josh, for 14 years and they have one daughter, Norah. Her family is very active in their church family.  She also enjoys creating things, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.