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Dr.  Elizabeth  Anderson
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Principal's Bio


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My name is Elizabeth Anderson and I am excited to be serving as the principal at W. L. Swain. I have been employed with Gordon County School since I graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1992 with a degree in early childhood education. I was recruited by Mr. David McCloud at Georgia Southern's teacher recruitment day. He approached me and ask if I would like to interview with him for a teaching position. I said yes and have been here ever since! I spent 8 years at Ashworth Middle School teaching special education in 6th-8th grade. During this time I earned my Master's degree in Education. In 2000, I left middle school to go back to my "elementary school roots". I taught special education at Belwood Elementary for 8 years. During my time at Belwood I served as the lead special education teacher and earned my Specialists degree in Educational Leadership. In 2004, I was awarded Belwood Elementary School's Teacher of the Year and Gordon County's Teacher of the Year. I left Belwood in 2008 to serve as assistant principal at Red Bud Elementary School. In 2009, I was hired by Kelly Bumgardner to serve as her assistant principal at the new Sonoraville Elementary School. Within a year I was hired to serve as principal and completed my doctorate in Education Administration. I served as principal at Sonoraville Elementary School for 4 years. 

I am married to Grant Anderson who teaches at Gordon Central High School. He serves as the assistant Cross Country Coach. I have two wonderful children. Sam graduated from Gordon Central High School in 2014 and is a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. My daughter,Timber, graduated from Gordon Central High School in 2015 and is a cadet at West Point- United States Military Academy Preparatory School. We are truly a Gordon County Schools' family!