Ehlers Named New Principal Of Westwood School

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Scott Ehlers, the new principal at Westwood School
Scott Ehlers, the new principal at Westwood School

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.



GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale Extended To 4 Days, April 18-21

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, an annual event that celebrates spring and the end of the cold weather, is extended to four days this year and will take place April 18-21.   On Tuesday, April 18, the sale will be held from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and then from Wednesday, April 19, to Thursday, April 20, the sale will last all day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ... (click for more)

UT Offers New Scholarship For Eligible Transfer Students

Students transferring to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this fall are eligible to receive the university's new Volunteer Transfer Scholarship.  "The first group of students who took advantage of the Tennessee Promise program are now completing their community college studies and will be looking at four-year universities to complete their bachelor's degrees," said ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist Killed In Wreck On E. 34th Street

Brandon Tuders, 21, was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga Police Officers responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 1900 block of East 34th Street.   The accident occurred at approximately  12 p.m.  Witnesses said the motorcycle was traveling east on 34th Street on the wrong side of the road in a curve. ... (click for more)

Firefighters Respond To House Fire Friday Afternoon On Cameron Lane

The  Chattanooga Fire Department responded to 4921 Cameron Lane on a residential house fire on Friday around  12:30 p.m. The homeowner said that he returned home to see smoke coming from his roof top vents. He did not open the door; instead, he called 911.  The fire department arrived on the scene and quickly extinguished the fire. ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Geno: Our ‘Me’ Culture

By almost every measure, Geno Auriemma is the best basketball coach in America. His University of Connecticut women are riding a record 109-game winning streak that dates to Nov. 17, 2016. Stanford barely beat them in overtime 3 years ago, but, before that, they won 41 straight. That means UConn is 153-1 and, in the current 109 streak, they have double-figure wins over the opponents ... (click for more)