Meet Our Administrators, Guidance, and Media Center

Nathan Gerrells

Mr. Nathan Gerrells


Nathan Gerrells is a 2002 graduate of Lumpkin County High School and has worked in education since graduating from UNG in 2006. Mr. Gerrells earned a specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kennesaw State University as well as numerous certificates and endorsement areas including Educational Leadership. He has classroom experience in all three levels of public education and was the 2013 Lumpkin County Teacher of the Year. After serving for 4 years as assistant principal at Long Branch Elementary, he is excited to lead the incredible teachers at Lumpkin County Middle School.

Lori Overmyer

Mrs. Lori A. Overmyer

Assistant Principal

Lori A. Overmyer is from Ringgold, Georgia. Mrs. Overmyer received her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades ELA and Mathematics from NGCSU (North Georgia College and State University) while playing collegiate fastpitch softball. Throughout her professional career as an educator, Overmyer attended NGCSU receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Education/Health and her specialist degree from Piedmont. Mrs. Overmyer serves as the Assistant Principal for Lumpkin County Middle School.

Jammie Caine

Mrs. Jammie Caine

School Improvement Specialist

Mrs. Jammie Caine, originally a Stephens County Indian, graduated from Piedmont College in 2008 with her Bachelor's Degree in Broad Field Social Science. While working as a Graduate Assistant in the School of Secondary Education at Piedmont, she completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in History. Immediately after graduating with her Masters, she was hired at Habersham County Ninth Grade Academy. Mrs. Caine worked at North Habersham Middle School teaching 6th and 7th Grade Social Studies for over 6 years before moving with her family to Lumpkin County. She served as the Social Studies Department Chair and taught 8th Grade Georgia Studies at Lumpkin County Middle School for the past four and a half years. Currently, she is serving as the Lumpkin County Middle School School Improvement Specialist.

Betsy Brown

Mrs. Betsy Downer Brown

Middle School Literacy Coach

Mrs. Brown retired last May as a 30-year Georgia educator! She's excited to return to the profession as the (part-time) Literacy Coach at LCMS. Mrs. Brown has served as a high school and middle school English teacher, media specialist, academic coach, and instructional lead teacher in several Georgia school systems (Cobb, Carrollton City, Hart, Jeff Davis, and Lumpkin).  

Bobby Mayfield

Dr. Bobby L. Mayfield, 1SG(ret)

Asst. Principal and District Safety Coordinator

Bobby began teaching and coaching in Lumpkin County in 1998. He is a 1979 graduate of LCHS and was the Star Student. During his career, he has taught math, done IT, been the CTAE Director, and helped coach the Boys Soccer Team to nine region championships. He is currently a Lumpkin County Commissioner for District 2 and is working on his doctorate degree. In 2006, Bobby mobilized for the Global War on Terror and earned a Bronze Star in Iraq as an Infantry First Sergeant. All of his children went through Lumpkin County Schools and he considers himself a Lumpkin County Indian through and through!

Dr. Wade

Dr. Jennifer E. Wade

Assistant Principal

Dr. Jennifer Wade has served in the LC Tribe for over 20 years and in 3 of our schools. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Wade earned degrees from the University of North Georgia and Lincoln Memorial University. She is married to William and they have 2 children.

Gala Fugate

LaGala Fugate

School Counselor

LaGala has been privileged to serve as a School Counselor at Lumpkin County Middle School since 2013. She obtained a Bachelor Of Science degree in Psychology in 2010 and a Master Of Education degree, specializing in School Counseling in 2012 from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. She is proud to be a native Texan and loves her Dallas Cowboys!

Tonya Trammell

Mrs. Tonya M. Trammell

Media Specialist

Mrs. Trammell grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia and is a graduate of Lumpkin County High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of North Georgia and her Master's Degree in School Library Media from the University of West Georgia. Mrs. Trammell has taught in the Lumpkin County School System for her entire teaching career.