• Greetings!  My name is Katie Adkins.  I am the PROUD principal of Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary.  I have been an educator since 2002.  My first nine years in education were spent at Pickett Elementary, where I taught 3rd and 4th grade and later served as the school's reading coach.  I went on to serve as the assistant principal at Carter G. Woodson Elementary from 2011-2013.  Then, I was assigned as the principal of Sally B. Mathis Elementary School, where I served for eight years.  Last year, I moved to Reynolds Lane Elementary as principal.  In 2022, I accepted the call to lead Rutledge H. Pearson Elementary for the upcoming school year.  I am excited about what this school year will bring.  

    I believe in supporting teachers and students every day.  They are the most important people in every school.  We will work hard and give 100% effort every day.  Also, I believe that parental involvement determines a child's success.  I cannot wait to share the vision that I have for keeping Rutledge H. Pearson a high-performing school!  

    Please like us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as connect with Class Dojo.  We will keep you informed throughout the month on the events and positive things that are going on at school.  Thank you for ALL that you do and for trusting us with your children.  

    Katie Adkins, Principal