Kelly Munn

Mrs. Kelly Munn, Principal

Mrs. Kelly Munn was named the principal of Parkwood Elementary School during the Houston County Board of Education meeting held November 9, 2021. Munn has served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Parkwood Elementary School since 2014.

Prior to joining Parkwood Elementary, Munn taught at Rumble Middle School, Eagle Springs Elementary, Northside Middle, and Feagin Mill Middle.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Mercer University, a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Georgia College and State University, and a Specialist of Education in both Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University.  

Munn is a proud product of Parkwood Elementary School. She also attended Northside Junior High and graduated from Northside High School. She is married to Aaron Munn, who is the graphics teacher and head golf coach at Houston County High School.  They have three daughters, Annaleigh, Addie Paige, and Arlee.

Amanda Bennett

Mrs. Amanda Bennett, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Amanda Bennett is the newest addition to Parkwood Elementary School's Administration Team, serving as the Assistant Principal of Instruction.  It is her belief that it takes a village to raise a child, and she looks forward to being a part of your child's village this school year. Prior to serving as API, Mrs. Bennett taught at Parkwood for five years as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.  She also taught at elementary schools in Mitchell and Clay County during the first five years of her teaching career. Mrs. Bennett is a three-time graduate of the Unsinkable Albany State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, and a Specialist of Education in Educational Leadership.

"If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and I look forward to all the exciting things that are going to happen at Parkwood the remainder of this school year."  - Mrs. Amanda Bennett

Artia Shorter

Mrs. Artia Shorter, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mrs. Artia Shorter was born in New Jersey and raised in Georgia. She received her bachelor's and master's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Fort Valley State University. She earned her specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University. After completing her specialist degree, she obtained her leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. To ensure she could meet the needs of all diversities, she obtained her English Speaking and Other Languages (ESOL) certification. In addition, she holds endorsements in gifted, reading, math, and science.

Ms. Shorter has taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and served as the EIP literacy teacher. In 2018, she was announced as Lindsey Elementary's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Shorter believes all students can learn at high levels and is committed to ensuring every student meets their greatest potential academically and socially.

Mrs. Shorter is married to James, and together they have two boys: James Jr. and Kingston. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and volunteering with Make-A-Wish and Big Brother-Big Sister.

As the new addition to the Parkwood family, Mrs. Shorter is excited to love, serve, and care for all stakeholders as the Assistant Principal of Discipline.