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Principal's Message

Garth Garris is starting his 27th year in education. He is a 1986 graduate of Elkmont High School. He earned a B.S. in Education from Athens State College and his M.A. in Education Administration from the University of North Alabama in 1998.

Garth began his teaching and coaching career at East Limestone High School where he served as head boys basketball coach for 12 years, head softball coach for 4 years, head golf coach for 2 years and head baseball coach for 1 year. He also served as an assistant football coach for 5 years. In basketball his teams won 6 Limestone County Championships, 6 Area Championships and appeared in the State Tournament 4 times including 2 Final Fours. East Limestone made the Elite Eight in five of the 12 seasons and won over 200 games in 12 years. His softball team also was the Class A-3A State fast pitch softball Runner-Up in 1997.

In 2003, he became assistant principal at Monrovia Elementary School in Madison County and worked in that position for 3 years. In 2006, he was named assistant principal and athletic director at Hazel Green High School and served in this position for two years.

In 2008 he was named the principal at Madison County High School and held the position for two years.

In 2010, he was named the head boys basketball coach at his alma mater, Elkmont High School. He coached the team for 3 years which included one Elite Eight Appearance and one Area Championship. He also assisted with football and baseball for three years.

In 2013, Garth was named the new principal at Elkmont High School and served in the position for two and a half years. In December of 2015, he retired from the state of Alabama and became the principal at Highland Rim School in February 2016.

Garth and his wife Allison have one son Brady who will be attending the University of Alabama in the Fall.