Principal's Message


Dr. Ken Hartley - Principal


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Peach County High School. As a 1989 graduate of Peach County High School, I am very excited about being the principal at my Alma Mater. Our school stands on tradition and Trojan Pride that resonates in our faculty, students and the Peach County community. Our mission at PCHS is to graduate "College and Career Ready Students" and provide our students with multiple opportunities for success beyond high school, which follows our vision of “Learning Today-Leading Tomorrow”. The efforts of the faculty, staff and students at PCHS is reflected in our high EOC test scores as well as the great increase in the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

Beyond the classroom setting, Peach County High School has been consistently recognized for excellence in athletics, fine arts and career tech. During the 2017-2018 school year our athletic teams won several region 4AAA Championships. Our fine arts department continues to win awards of excellence during their competitions. Our Automotive Engine Build Team once again qualified for nationals and continues to be one the best teams in the nation.

It is my hope for this upcoming school year for each of you to be as successful as our past students through the diverse opportunities offered at Peach County High School.

Go Trojans!


Dr. Hartley is a 1989 Graduate of Peach County High School and is excited to begin his 4th year as an administrator at PCHS. He began his educational journey as a teacher and coach at Fort Valley Middle School. Before coming to Peach County High School, he had the opportunity to spend eleven years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Taylor County School System.

Dr. Hartley received his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Communications, master’s degree from Walden University in Educational Leadership, specialist degree from Georgia College and State University in Educational Leadership and Doctoral Degree from Argosy University in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Hartley has been married to his wife Kristi for 21 years. They are the proud parents of two awesome children. Emily is a sophomore at Mercer University and Parker is an eighth grade student at Taylor County Middle School.

Go Trojans!

Ken Hartley, ED.D



Assistant Principal - Rodney Hester

Rodney Hester

Rodney Hester is a graduate of Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Georgia. Upon graduation, he attended Fort Valley State University where he received a degree in Business Marketing and a Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education. He went on to continue his education at Columbus State University, where he received a Specialist in Educational Leadership. He began his teaching and administrative career in Peach County in 1995. He has worked in the Peach County school system for 18 years. He taught middle grades math and Georgia History before moving into administration. He has experience as a high school Assistant Principal, Alternative School Principal, Middle School Principal and 9th Grade Academy Principal. To go along with his 9 years of teaching experience he has 13 years of Administrative experience.


Assistant Principal - Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd

I was born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. After graduating from Warner Robins High School in 1996, I joined the Army for 4 1/2 years then went to college at Columbus State University. I also served two tours in Iraq while I was teaching. I received my B.A. in History, Master's degree in Social Studies Education, and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. I taught social studies for 13 years at Upson-Lee High School and coached several sports there. It was also my privilege to serve as Athletic Director at Upson-Lee High School before becoming an Assistant Principal at Hawkinsville High School. It is my privilege to be part of this great school system and I look forward to working with the staff and the community to make our school year a great one.


Assistant Principal/CTAE Director - James Lassetter

J. Lassetter

After twenty years in business, most of that with GEICO, I made a career change to education.  I have my Undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Mercer University.  A Masters in Business Education from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. My wife has put up with me for twenty-four years and counting. We have four boys, seven current grandkids with one more on the way.

I have been teaching at PCHS all of my seventeen years in education. I taught Business Education to include, Accounting, MS Office, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, 3-D Design, and Web Design over my first thirteen years. I have been the Work-Based Learning Coordinator for three years and have now started the next step as CTAE Director and Assistant Principal. 






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