Principal's Corner

Mr. Kevin Strickland, Ed. S.
Phone  229-377-3723 Email Email

                                                                                                   Principal's Bio

I am very excited to be at Southside as principal. Opportunity abounds wherein students, teachers, parents and community people are provided opportunities to learn and to grow. Southside Elementary is steeped in rich history and continues to have a wonderful, positive impact on our community. It is with pride I come to work daily to serve you and your children's educational needs. 

Having served my entire career in Grady County- 17 years as an ELA & Georgia Studies teacher at Whigham School, 4 years as Instructional Coordinator at Eastside Elementary, 4 years as assistant principal of Shiver School and 3 years as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Grady County School System, I am pleased to be serving in the capacity of Southside's principal.

Though not born and raised in Grady County (I am originally from the big city of Pelham, Georgia), I have served 30 years in the local school system and have resided in Grady County since marrying Angie Oakes McDowell some eighteen plus years ago. We have three children: Shellie Phelps who is married to Whigham native Kenny Phelps, Emma Strickland, a senior at Cairo High School and Camille Strickland, a junior at Cairo High. I am also the proud "Grumpy" to three handsome grandsons- Matthew (age 4) and twins Luke & Liam (infants). 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions, concerns or issues you may have related to your child's educational needs or well-being. I am here to serve.