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.
Mrs. Stephanie King, Assistant Principal of Instruction
Mrs. King was named Assistant Principal of Instruction in 2023 after serving as the EIP Reading Teacher for 3 years. Mrs. King grew up in Houston County and is a product of the Houston County School System. She has been a Houston County teacher for 18 years with experience in Kindergarten and 5th grade. Mrs. King was named Teacher of the Year for Eagle Springs in 2020-2021. Mrs. King enjoys mentoring 5th grade girls through her Pearls for Girls Mentoring Program.
In June of 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Mercer University. In 2008, she graduated from Walden University with a Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy Instruction. In 2012, she graduated from Georgia College and State University with her Specialists Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She continued her education to receive her second Specialists Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. Mrs. King also holds a reading, math, and coaching endorsement.
Mrs. King is married to Kenneth King and they have 1 son, Stephen, who models and lives in New York. In her spare time she enjoys reading, working her small business, running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.