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Mr.  Nick  Epstein
Assistant Principal

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My name is Nick Epstein and I am so excited for the opportunity to be the new Assistant Principal at Dorsett Shoals Elementary. This is my 5th year in the field of education, and my professional background includes experience in K-5 Physical Education and Special Education. I was born in Clarkesville, Tennessee and moved to the wonderful state of Georgia when I was very young.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Georgia in Health and Physical Education. Additionally, I earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of North Georgia. I am also currently teaching at the college level for Brewton Parker College in Newnan, GA. I love spending time with my wife Kerri who teaches 1st grade in Douglas County at Bill Arp Elementary and my dogs Herschel Walker and Champ Bailey.

My goal as the Assistant Principal at DSES is to provide effective leadership strategies that support student learning and achievement while also creating the capacity for learning and equity for the entire school community. I am excited about the opportunity to serve this school community and I look forward to working with you.


Certifications: Health and Physical Education (P-12), Special Education General Curriculum (P-12), and Teacher Leader Endorsement

Information                                              University                                                               Major

Bachelors Degree            BS, University of West Georgia, April 2012                   Health and Physical Education (P-12)

Masters Degree              M. Ed, University of North Georgia, May 2015                             Physical Education


2015-2016 Dorsett Shoals Elementary Teacher of the Year 

2015-2016 Douglas County Elementary Teacher of the Year

Position                                                             Location                                             Length of Service

Interrelated Special Education                Burnett Elementary                                     June 2012- September 2012

Physical Education                             Dorsett Shoals Elementary                         September 2012- December 2016

Assistant Principal                               Dorsett Shoals Elementary                               January 2017-Present