Phone: 770-567-4444


Degrees and Certifications:

Columbus State University- BS.Ed.
University of West Georgia- Ed.S.
University of Georgia- Ed.D.

Dr. Melissa Smith | Principal

I am excited to be the principal and lead learner at Pike County Elementary School. I graduated from Columbus State University with a BSEd. in Early Childhood Education in 1993. I immediately pursued and earned my Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership from West Georgia State University. I started my first job in Clayton County at Kilpatrick Elementary School where I taught third grade and served as an Early Intervention Teacher for fourteen years. During my years at Kilpatrick Elementary School, I earned my Ed.D. in the field of Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia.

My family moved to Pike County in 2007, and I began work as an Instructional Coach at the elementary school. I served as instructional coach for four years before being named assistant principal. My husband, Ken, is the physical education teacher at Pike County Elementary School and coaches the cross country team for Pike County High School. We have 3 children that have all attended Pike County Schools. Nicholas is a recent graduate of Pike County High School and is continuing his education the University of North Georgia. He enjoys fishing, hunting and gaming. Lauren is a sophmore and Gamma Phi Beta at the University of Georgia.  She enjoys running, the beach and hiking. Finally, Kenleigh will be a 12th grader at Pike County High School. She plays basketball and is pursuing a career in healthcare.

I am extremely humbled and honored to serve the students, parents, and faculty of such an amazing school. I am a believer in servant leadership and that it takes a strong community to build life-long learners. I can’t wait to see the amazing things your students will accomplish this year!

Phone: 770.567.4444


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Georgia- BS.Ed.
University of West Georgia- M.Ed.
Lincoln Memorial University- Ed.S.

Mrs. Allison Peabody | Assistant Principal

I love being part of the team at Pike County Elementary School! I graduated from The University of Georgia with a BS Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 1997. I began my teaching career in the Clayton County school system at Kemp Elementary and moved, upon its opening in 1998, to Hawthorne Elementary. During my years with Clayton County Schools, I earned my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia. After five years, my career took me to the Henry County school system where I taught first and third grade at Mt. Carmel Elementary. While there, I earned my Specialist’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. In 2008, I joined the team at Pike County Elementary teaching 5th grade ELA before transitioning out of the classroom in 2012 to serve as a Reading Early Intervention teacher. Most recently, I was the Instructional Coach before being appointed as Assistant Principal in 2018. 

My family and I made Pike County our home in 2006. Joe, my husband, is a pastor in the United Methodist Church. We have 2 sons who are now both in college which has recently left us as empty nesters. Parker, our oldest, is a recent graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, with a degree in Biology.  He plans to apply to veterinarian school next fall.  Ashton attends Clarke University in Dubuque, IA and is a member of the basketball team.   Ashton is pursuing a degree in business and is very involved in basketball training.    

Cultivating in children a love of learning, inspiring children to believe they can accomplish new and challenging objectives, and supporting both my colleagues and our students’ families are responsibilities I find rewarding. PCES is a great place to be and I am grateful for the opportunity to have a hand in creating “a school that students love”!

Phone: 770.567.4444


Degrees and Certifications:

Gordon College, AA. BA

Fort Valley State University, BS. Ed. 

Troy State University, M. Ed.

Troy State University, Ed. S.

Ms. Eve Booker | Assistant Principal

Eve Booker has been in education for many years.  She started her career as a teacher at Pike County Elementary School.  She taught one year in Atlanta, Georgia at A. Philip Randolph Elementary School.  During her years as a teacher, she taught fourth and fifth grade. She was Teacher of the Year for Pike County Elementary School.   After years of teaching, she became an assistant principal at Pike County High School, Pike County Middle School, and is presently assistant principal at Pike County Primary School.  She holds an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Gordon College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fort Valley State University, a Master’s Degree in Leadership, and a Specialist Degree in Education from Troy State University. 

Eve was born and raised in Pike County.  She attended Pike County schools from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. She played sports through middle school and high school and received an athletic scholarship.   She has one son, Jasly Burden and a granddaughter, Kennedy Burden.  If she were not an educator, she would probably be a flight attendant.  She loves spending time with her granddaughter, family, and friends, going to concerts, staying fit, and traveling.

Being an educator in her hometown is a privilege and an honor. She feels at home here because it is home.  She has had the privilege of having experiences at all the schools from teaching at the elementary school to being an assistant principal at the high school, middle school, and back to her home at the elementary school. She enjoys making a difference in her hometown!

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  • 607 Pirate Drive, Zebulon, Ga 30295
  • 770-567-4444