Principal Information

                                             
                      Principal's Corner

I am very excited to be the principal of Northside Elementary School. I started my career in Grady County right here at Northside. I taught 5th grade Language Arts. My next 22 years, I served Thomas County Schools as a Middle Grades Math & Science teacher, and Title I Parent Coordinator (Social Services). I was a cheerleading coach and mentor to many students. In 2014, I was happy to return to Grady County Schools as the Assistant Principal at Southside Elementary School. In 2017, I was given the distinct honor of serving as Principal at Northside and I am pleased to be serving in this capacity.

Although I was not born and raised in Grady County (I am originally from Thomasville, Georgia), I have served 28 years as an educator in schools in Southwest Georgia. In 2010, I purchased a home in Grady County and later married Mr. Andrew Larkins of Thomasville, Georgia. In our merged family, we have 3 children, Rosa, Brittany and Andrew, Jr.(Brianna). I am “Glam-Ma” to 6.5 smart, beautiful little sweeties.

We are committed at Northside Elementary School to provide a challenging educational program for all students within a safe, nurturing environment, which will enable students to function as productive, ethical and responsible global citizens. Our them this year is “Soaring with the Amazing Power of YET.” We want our students, staff, and parents to work collaboratively together as we strive for excellence. Since 2017, our motto has always been, “Achieving Excellence Together: Home, School, Students, and Community.” In order for our students to be successful, it takes faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders committed to working together to support the academic, social and intellectual development of each child. By allowing all stakeholders the chance to spread their wings, Northside will SOAR like EAGLES!

I am here to serve you and your child. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns related to the educational well-being of your child. I can be reached at c.larkins@grady.k12.ga.us or 229-377-2422. I am honored to serve as the Northside Elementary School Principal and wish you all a great 2019 school year.