Four Oaks Native Named Principal Of Georgia High School

The Houston County, Georgia Board of Education has appointed Dr. Amy Barbour as principal of Veterans High School.

Dr. Barbour has served as the Veterans High assistant principal for instruction since 2010. She has been with the Houston County School System for 14 years.

“I am very blessed to be able to continue to work with the students, staff and parents of Veterans High School in a new capacity,” commented Dr. Barbour. “It is a great honor to be able to work, lead, and learn as a Warhawk, and I look forward to continuing to support our tradition of creating graduates of character in an environment of excellence.”

Dr. Amy Barbour

Barbour is the daughter of the late Lynwood McLamb and Jean Stanley Austin of Four Oaks. She graduated from South Johnston in 1992 and taught at South Johnston from 1996 until 1997 and 2002 until 2002.  She later taught at West Johnston from 2002 to 2004.

Barbour received a bachelor’s degree in English with secondary education certification from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Having taught all levels and content areas of high school English in North Carolina and Alaska, Dr. Barbour came to Houston County in 2004 and began teaching at Houston County High. After serving as the English Department Chair for two years, Dr. Barbour served as an assistant principal at Houston County High before joining the Veterans High leadership team.

She has earned a master’s degree and specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership from Georgia College and State University. In addition, she has a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University.

Dr. Barbour is married to Lt. Col. Stephen Barbour of Benson, the son of the late Jeff Barbour and Pattry Barbour, and Sandra Stricikland.  He is stationed at Robins Air Force Base. He is also a 1992 graduate of South Johnston.  They have two children: Hannah, a junior at Veterans High, and Landon, an eighth grader at Bonaire Middle. Veterans High is located at 340 Piney Grove Road in Kathleen, Georgia.

“We still have many ties to Johnston County, and are proud of “home” in Johnston County and North Carolina,” Dr. Barbour told WTSB News.