Administration

Our administrators make every decision with your child’s best interests in mind. Do you have a question for one of our staff members? We welcome you to contact us!

Matt Moody

Matt Moody
Principal
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Matt Moody
Matt Moody
Principal
Meet Mr. Moody
Mr. Moody is beginning his first year as principal at North Cobb High School after serving as the Freshman Academy administrator. Prior to joining the administrative team, Mr. Moody served as assistant principal and athletics director at Harrison High School for five years. He taught social studies and coached football and soccer for 19 years before moving into a leadership role in the Cobb County School District. Starting his 25th year in education, Mr. Moody, from Jesup, Georgia, received his bachelor of arts in history from Valdosta State University in 1992. In 2006, he completed his master's in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University and then received a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction in 2013 from Lincoln Memorial University. He and his wife, Gillian, have three daughters, and they enjoy playing with their two chocolate labs, wakeboarding on the lake, going to UGA football games, and snow skiing in Colorado. They reside in Kennesaw and currently attend NorthStar Church.
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David Bell

David Bell
Assistant Principal Freshman Academy
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David Bell
David Bell
Assistant Principal Freshman Academy
Meet Mr. Bell
Mr. Bell is starting his sixth year at North Cobb and 19th year in education in Cobb County. He loves this community and has lived and worked here for the last 13 years. He has also taught at Awtrey Middle School and HAVEN Academy in Smyrna. This year, he will be serving as administrator for Freshman Academy. When not at North Cobb, he loves spending time with family. His daughter keeps him and his wife busy with dance and girl scouts, but he still finds time to watch college football and find the perfect cheeseburger.
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Cassandra Dixon, Ph.D.

Cassandra Dixon, Ph.D.
Assistant Principal
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Cassandra Dixon, Ph.D.
Cassandra Dixon, Ph.D.
Assistant Principal
Meet Dr. Dixon, Ph.D.
Dr. Cassandra Dixon is an educational leader with over 23 years of experience developing and expanding quality educational options for students in public and charter school settings. This experience extends through the levels of pre-K to higher education, including 18 years of educational leadership and supervision at the district, elementary, middle, and high school levels, and five years of teaching experience at the middle/junior high school and university levels. We are thrilled to have her on our team!
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Jamie Gabel, Ed.D.

Jamie Gabel, Ed.D.
SLI
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Jamie Gabel, Ed.D.
Jamie Gabel, Ed.D.
SLI
Meet Ms. Gabel, Ed.D.
Jamie Gabel joins North Cobb High School from Lassiter High School where she served as a mathematics teacher, co-department chair, AP coordinator, and school data analysis coordinator. Prior to Lassiter, she taught middle and high school level courses at Hand Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina and at McCleskey Middle School in Cobb County. Jamie Gabel received her B.S. in middle grades education from Kennesaw State University, M.S. in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University, and her Ed.D. in school improvement from University of West Georgia. She is married to her husband David who teaches mathematics at Dodgen Middle School. David and Jamie have a nine-year old daughter named Carleigh and a seven-year old son named Ryan.
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Mary Goodwin

Mary Goodwin
Assistant Principal
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Mary Goodwin
Mary Goodwin
Assistant Principal
Meet Ms. Goodwin
Mrs. Goodwin has been involved with education for over 20 years. She holds a BSE from the University of South Carolina and furthered her studies in curriculum and instruction at Concordia University followed by her specialist degree in educational leadership from Berry College. Mrs. Goodwin began her teaching career in South Carolina before moving to Georgia in 1999. She transferred to North Cobb High School in 2005 and taught in our classrooms for 10 years. She began taking on administration duties by serving on the School Improvement Committee and then joined our administrative team in 2014. Mrs. Goodwin is the mother of two children. She is very active in the Acworth community as a member of Acworth United Methodist Church, is an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 116, and a is program advisor for Crew 161 in Acworth. She loves spending time outdoors camping and visiting Walt Disney World. She is an avid fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and North Cobb Warriors, and you can routinely find her attending our athletic events.
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Leigh Graham

Leigh Graham
Assistant Principal
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Leigh Graham
Leigh Graham
Assistant Principal
Meet Ms. Graham
Mrs. Graham is in her third year as assistant principal at North Cobb High School. Prior to coming to North Cobb High School, she served as assistant principal at Sprayberry High School, Allatoona High School, and South Cobb High School. She also served as an instructional lead teacher at West Cobb, Lost Mountain Middle School, and Awtrey Middle School. She was born and lived in the Washington, D.C. area until her family moved to Atlanta, where she earned her undergraduate degree in education. She completed her graduate degrees at Central Michigan University and the University of West Georgia. Mrs. Graham enjoys being with her family, cooking, traveling, and remodeling in her home.
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Kiel Southwell

Kiel Southwell
Assistant Principal
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Kiel Southwell
Kiel Southwell
Assistant Principal
Meet Mr. Southwell
Mr. Southwell was born in Portland, Oregon, but grew up in the Atlanta area of Georgia. He has also lived in the Bronx and in Miami. He attended Oxford College of Emory University, Florida International University, Emory University, and Lincoln Memorial University. He taught for 10 years (in both regular and special education classrooms) before entering into administration. We are pleased to have him join our team.
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David Stephenson

David Stephenson
Assistant Principal/Magnet Coordinator
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David Stephenson
David Stephenson
Assistant Principal/Magnet Coordinator
Meet Mr. Stephenson
Mr. Stephenson has been with North Cobb for over 10 years. He was awarded "Teacher of the Year" in 2011 while teaching social studies and coaching cross country and track. He serves as school scheduler and curriculum AP. Prior to joining the North Cobb team he taught in Arizona and California. While not working, he enjoys attending his daughters' soccer games and listening to their goofy jokes.
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Dominique Terens

Dominique Terens
Support Services Administrator
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Dominique Terens
Dominique Terens
Support Services Administrator
Meet Ms. Terens
Mrs. Terens serves as our Support Services administrator. She graduated from Florida State University with both a bachelor's and a master's degree. She moved to Cobb County to begin her career as a special education teacher. Now in her 23rd year, she has taught at Garrett Middle School, McEachern High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Allatoona High School. In 2014, Mrs. Terens earned her specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Rich, are proud residents of the Acworth community and have two children who attend Cobb County Schools. Mrs. Terens loves spending time with her extended family in the Florida panhandle.
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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams
Assistant Principal/Athletics Director
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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
Assistant Principal/Athletics Director
Meet Mr. Williams
Mr. Williams has been teaching for over 20 years. He currently serves North Cobb High School as athletics director. Prior to joining our administrative team, he served as department head for health and physical education, coached varsity football and girls basketball, and was the head boys golf coach. Mr. Williams completed his degrees at Georgia State University and Grand Canyon University. He and his wife, Darby, are huge sports fans and enjoy spending time with their two daughters.
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