Meet Our Administrators, Guidance, and Media Center

Nathan Gerrells

Mr. Nathan Gerrells
Principal

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.

Kayla Dingess

Mrs. Kayla S. Dingess
School Counselor (6th Grade & 7th Grade Last Name A-J)

Mrs. Dingess & her family moved to Dahlonega's wonderful community in 2016 from West Virginia. Her family's desire was to get plugged into a healthy, vibrant community with many family opportunities, in which her children could begin & complete school in the same system, returning to their family home as adults with their families. Mrs. Dingess holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lee University (Cleveland, TN) and a Master's Degree in Counseling from Marshall University (Huntington, WV). Mrs. Dingess has been a Counselor for 10 years, serving 8 in the school setting and 2 years at a level one Residential facility. Mrs. Dingess serves as a School Counselor at Lumpkin County Middle School with her caseload covering 6th Grade & 7th Grade (Last Name A-J).

Cindy Hunsinger

Mrs. Cindy S. Hunsinger
School Improvement Specialist

Cindy is a fourth-generation Lumpkin County native and graduated from Lumpkin County High School in 1990. She attended North Georgia College and received a Bachelor Of Science in Early Childhood Education and then graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Masters from North Georgia College and State University. Her Educational Specialist degree was earned in 2007 from Lincoln Memorial University. Her past work experience includes twenty years as an Elementary Educator at Long Branch Elementary, an adjunct professor of Education at UNG, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Director at Lumpkin County High School, School Improvement Specialist at LCHS and her current position as School Improvement Specialist at LCMS.

Bobby Mayfield

1SG(ret) Bobby L. Mayfield
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 (7th Grade Last Name K-Z & 8th Grade)

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.