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2022 - 2023 Administration

2022 - 2023 Last Updated: 6/1/2022 4:44 PM
Todd Sharrock, Principal Mr. Todd Sharrock, Principal


My name is Todd Sharrock and I am honored to lead the Falcon Family as the Principal of E.T. Booth Middle School.  I began my educational career over 20 years ago in 1997 as a Computer Science Connections teacher at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, GA.  Since that time, I have held both faculty and administrative positions at Young Harris College and North Georgia Technical College.  In 2008 I joined the CCSD Family as a science teacher at Creekview High School, teaching both Anatomy and Biology courses, co-sponsoring the school’s Aeronautics Team, and serving as the science department head.  After eight years at Creekview, I made the move to Woodstock High School as an Assistant Principal in charge of Career Tech education and eventually Curriculum.  In 2018, I was selected to be a part of the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy III, which helped my growth as a leader and helped to prepare me for the role of Principal.  In March of 2019 I was selected to serve as the principal of E.T. Booth.

Originally from Hobe Sound, FL, my family moved to Blairsville, GA when I was six years old.  My elementary through high school years were completed in Union County School System, and afterwards, I earned my A.S. in Biology from Young Harris College, my B.S. in Biology and M.Ed. from the University of North Georgia, my Ed.S. from Lincoln Memorial University, and my Leadership Endorsement from Kennesaw State University.

I am honored to be a part of the Falcon Family and the amazing Booth Community.  I intend to use my passion for education and my experience to serve the students, parents, and faculty of E.T. Booth with integrity. If there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone at 770.721.5500 or by email at  Go Falcons!


Photo of 8th Grade Assistant Principal, Leigh Rogers Leigh Rogers, 8th Grade Assistant Principal


My name is Leigh Rogers and I am an Assistant Principal at E. T. Booth Middle School. I have spent my entire educational career in the Cherokee County School District and both of my children graduated from Woodstock High School. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Business Education. I received my Masters from the University of Alabama and my Educational Specialist in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University.

My teaching career began at E. T. Booth Middle School back in 1993 as an exploratory teacher in the area of business. I later served as the Connections Department Head for many years and served on a variety of committees including School Improvement Plan and data management. I was the Teacher of the Year for E. T. Booth Middle School in 2004-2005. I transferred to River Ridge High School in July 2009 and opened the school with our first class in 2009-2010. I taught the CTAE Business and Computer Science classes and assisted with other administrative duties.

In January 2012, I was promoted to the CTAE Assistant Principal at River Ridge High School. My other duties included 10th and 11th grade Administrator, School Improvement Plan Coordinator, Data Committee, Response to Intervention, REP Coordinator, ExP Coordinator, ELL/ESOL, BEST Building Representative, Technology Committee, 8th grade Transition Program, and supervising the Counseling Department.

This is my fifth year at E. T. Booth Middle School as an Assistant Principal! My responsibilities for 2021-2022 include serving as the 8th Grade Administrator, Student Attendance, High School Credit Courses, Substitutes, High School Transition, Discipline Committee, Falcon HOUSE Coordinator, Lunch and Bell Scheduling, and TAA (Teachers as Advisors).

I can be contacted at 770.721.5500 or by email at


Steve Payne, 7th Grade Assistant Principal Steve Payne, 7th Grade Assistant Principal


My name is Steve Payne and I'm beginning my third year as the 7th grade Assistant Principal here at E.T. Booth.

My career in education began in 2006 at Creekview High School. In July of 2017, I accepted the position of Curriculum Coordinator for CTAE and Social Studies at the Central Office. I transitioned to the AP role at ET Booth before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. I earned my Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Berry College. Prior to my career in education, I served 9 years within the Georgia Air National Guard (116th TFW/BW) as a crew chief on the F-15A/B Fighter and as a Quality Assurance Analyst on the B-1B Bomber. I also spent 5 years as a project manager in the commercial/industrial electrical construction industry. I’m an avid road cyclist. If you see me on the road, please – don’t hit me. My primary responsibilities at ET Booth include 7th grade operations, Milestones Assessments, and online learning support. I can be contacted at 770.721.5500 or via email at


Photo of 6th Grade Assistant Principal Gordon Swordsma Gordon Swordsma, 6th Grade Assistant Principal


My name is Gordon Swordsma and I am an Assistant Principal and currently the 6th grade Administrator. I received degrees from Auburn University (BS) in 1990, University of Georgia (MED) in 1992, and Lincoln Memorial University (Specialist) in 2000.

This school year (2022-23) will be my 31st year in Education. I have been in Cherokee County since 2005, and while in Cherokee County I have taught PE at Chapman Intermediate, coached Baseball and Softball at Etowah High School, and held the position of Assistant Principal at Bascomb Elementary and now starting my 7th year at ET Booth Middle School.

My responsibilities at ET Booth include Feeder Schools transition, Facility Maintenance/Utilization, Custodial Contact, as well as overseeing 6th grade operations. I can be contacted at 770.721.5500 or via email at

Photo of Student Support Assistant Principal, Tia Bryller Beth Watkins, Student Support Assistant Principal


I began my career in 2007 at Teasley Middle School, in the same building where I attended middle school and with many of the same teachers. In 2014, I transitioned into the Academic Facilitator role supporting math and science. After 10 years at TMS, I moved to Creekland Middle where I have served as ILS for the past 4 years.

I am (as well as my husband, Jason) a lifelong resident of Cherokee County where I attended RM Moore Elementary, Teasley Middle, and Cherokee High School. I earned my B.S. from Reinhardt and continued to expand my educational foundation by completing my M.Ed. and Ed.S. from Piedmont College. I then attended Berry College for a 2nd Ed.S. in Leadership. I am currently pursuing my Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University, Never Say Never!

Jason and I have two daughters, Aniston (10) and Tinley (8) who attend RM Moore. We live on a small farm in Waleska and raise Angus cattle. Most of our weekends are spent either working outdoors or on the lake.

I am thrilled to become a Falcon and have the opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal at ET Booth.