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Ms. Laura Watts, Assistant Principal

My name is Laura Watts and I am thrilled to be able to continue my leadership journey in Henry County.

I was born and raised in Florida (panhandle) and am a die-hard Gator fan (don’t hold that against me 😊).  I attended the University of Florida where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Education.  I have also received my Master’s degree in Special Education from Brenau University. I have obtained my Tier 1 Certification in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia and am currently working towards my Tier 2 Certification/Specialist degree.

I have been married for 24 years to Aaron and have two boys: Grayson is 22 and is a senior at GGC majoring in Chemistry; Easton is 19 and is earning a Welding Technology degree at Lanier Tech.  We live on a 7-acre farm where we have bees, chickens, pigs (at times), three dogs (Bentley, Cash, and Turtle), one furry cat (Chewy), and two hairless cats-Sphynx Bambinos (Lieutenant Dan and Miles Finch). In my spare time, I love to play tennis, fish, and build puzzles.

Prior to joining Henry County, I was the assistant principal at Sims Academy and Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) in Winder, GA. I look forward to building strong relationships with the staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders.

Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. 


Laura Watts



Last Modified on May 6, 2024