Meet the Principals

Principal: Mrs. Cindy Parrott

Education and/or Special Training

West Georgia - Early Childhood Education

Berry College - Masters - Early Childhood Education

LMU - Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership

Tell us about your family and/or pets.

My husband is Bruce Parrott. We have been married for 26 years. I have 2 step-children who I love very much. Ashley Gazaway is married to Gary. They own a business here in Dalton. Rhett Parrott is married to Olivia. He is a teacher and head baseball coach at DHS. I have 2 cats: Mojo and Ozzie. I also have 2 dogs: Bo and Gracie Mae.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would love to go several places in the United States….San Antonio, TX, Charleston, SC, I would like to go to Ireland someday. The pictures are beautiful!

What quote or maxim do you live by? Why?

"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I try to live by this everyday.

What do you do for fun?

I love to relax at the beach and lake, read, and spend time with my family and friends.

What is your favorite children's book? Why?

I have soooo many!! Today, my favorite is The Three Questions by Jon Muth. I like this because it applies to daily life and the outcomes. ALSO, I love The Polar Express because I will always believe!


Assistant Principal: Mrs. Charlie Tripp

Education and/or Special Training

EDS Curriculum and Instruction EDS Early Childhood Education Reading Specialist K-12 Literacy Coach

Tell us about your family and/or pets.

I love kids of all ages and I enjoy watching them grow and learn, especially at Roan School. Just like the children, I get excited when it snows, especially when we get a surprise day out of school. I do a special "snow dance" in the winter to try and make the snow come to Dalton. I enjoy reading, cooking, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

I have two sons. Rhett is at DMS. He plays football, basketball, and baseball. He loves to write books and make videos to post on YouTube. Jay is at Dalton High School. He runs cross country and plays basketball. He loves camping, fishing, and catching animals of all kinds. My husband is Larry Tripp. He is the Work Based Learning Coordinator at Dalton High School. He loves to do whatever our boys are doing.

As a family, we enjoy camping, skiing, and spending time at the beach. We are members of First Baptist Church and are involved in many activities with our church family. I graduated from Dalton High School in 1988 and I am honored to have spent my entire teaching career in Dalton Public Schools. I am proud to be a Roan School Bobcat- it's a special place for children and teachers. New and old staff members often comment on the family atmosphere that is prevalent at Roan School.

What quote or maxim do you live by? Why?

I have four favorite quotes:

May the best always be yet to come.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.
Relationships make all endeavors possible.

What is your favorite children's book? Why?

My favorite children's book is Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Suess. I love this book because Horton's character is a perfect example of persistence, unconditional love, and commitment.

Horton the elephant agreed to sit on an unhatched egg so his bird friend could take a short break. But when the bird doesn't return, Horton stays committed to sitting on the egg until it hatches. He sat on the egg after being laughed at, captured by hunters, and enduring terrible weather conditions. Horton got a surprising reward for his time and commitment- a baby elephant with wings. Horton said what he meant and meant what he said and proved to the reader that an elephant is faithful one hundred percent.

I hope to be like Horton and stay faithful to my commitments even when it's hard.