Dr. Amanda Brantley, Principal

Dr. Amanda Brantley, Principal

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Dr. Amanda Brantley is the proud principal of Byron Elementary School in the Peach County School District of Georgia. She has called Middle Georgia home for more than 36 years. She has been married to her husband, Scott for 27 years and together they have two children, Brock and Brenna.

Dr. Brantley was born in Fort Worth, TX, and graduated from Northside High School in Warner Robins, GA. In 2001, she graduated from Mercer University in Macon with a BS in Elementary Education. After receiving her Bachelor's, she then earned a Master's and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer. Dr. Brantley currently holds the credential of Level III Professional Leadership Coaching, which qualifies her to coach other leaders.

Dr. Brantley's educational career began in Warner Robins as a fifth-grade teacher at Lindsey Elementary School. She earned the honor of Teacher of the Year at Lindsey and was a Top Five Teacher of the Year Finalist for Houston County in 2003. She served as a Literacy Coach at Lindsey and as a school administrator for 13 years. At Northside Middle School, she served as Assistant Principal of Instruction and, in 2013, was promoted to Principal at C.B. Watson Elementary. In 2014, the school completed a division into primary and intermediate schools in order to incorporate students from Robins A.F.B. Dr. Brantley assisted with this division and, subsequently, began a tenure as principal of Pearl Stephens Elementary School in Warner Robins. In 2016, her husband's job necessitated a transfer to Austin, TX. Dr. Brantley moved with her husband and served as the principal of Patton Elementary School in Austin, Texas for five years. She was nominated for Austin Independent School District Principal of the Year in 2021.

Dr. Brantley came home to Byron Elementary in 2021, where she continues to help the Eagles SOAR on a daily basis.

Mrs. Jessica Cox, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Jessica Cox, Assistant Principal 

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Mrs. Jessica Cox began her teaching career in 2010. She I has served as a general education teacher, a special education teacher, a teacher leader and mentor, a leadership team member, and a STEM Committee chair and a STEAM Day Coordinator. Mrs. Cox has taught at both Kay Road Elementary and Taylor County Primary School. 

Mrs. Cox graduated from Macon State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education. She holds Master’s degree in Special Education from Columbus State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University, and a Specialist in Early Childhood from Georgia Southwestern State University. 

Mrs. Cox married to Chris Cox and they have two children, Ava and Peyton. The Cox family runs a cattle and hay farm in Taylor County that they call home. For fun, the Cox family loves to drag race and travel via camper to discover new adventures. 


Dr. Rhonda Moulder, Assistant Principal

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Dr. Rhonda Moulder is a retired Assistant Principal of the Houston County School System of 33 years. She is an alumnus of Wesleyan College, receiving a music degree, and has entertained and competed in piano performance. She received her Masters and Specialist degree from Mercer University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership from Argosy University in Atlanta. She is the Executive Director of the Miss Warner Robins Scholarship Competition and has been the Region 6 Spelling Bee Coordinator for 10 years. She is married to Guy Moulder and has 2 children: Macy Akridge and Nick Moulder.