The Dalton Board of Education has unanimously approved Scott Ehlers as the principal of Westwood School effective July 1. Mr. Ehlers follows Angela Garrett, who announced her retirement in May. He has served as the assistant principal at Westwood since 2008.
“Scott is an excellent educator and administrator and I look forward to working with him as part of our district’s leadership team.” said Dr. Jim Hawkins, superintendent. “I am confident that Scott will continue the legacy of success at Westwood School.”
Mr. Ehlers has worked with Dalton Public Schools since 2001 when he started at City Park School as a physical education teacher. He was named the 2005 City Park Teacher of the Year. He worked in the Cobb County and Cherokee County school systems prior to coming to Dalton.
“I’m grateful to Dr. Hawkins and the Dalton Board of Education for giving me this opportunity to lead Westwood School,” said Mr. Ehlers. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Westwood staff as we continue to provide the best possible opportunities to prepare students to reach higher levels of achievement. It’s exciting to be a part of such an exceptional school where staff, parents and the community are all focused on helping students be successful.”
Mr. Ehlers holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Kennesaw State University and a master’s and specialist’s degree in educational leadership from State University of West Georgia. He is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Dalton Whitfield. He and his wife, Tommary, have three children.