Superintendent of Schools, Scarlett Miles Copeland, is a life-long resident of Appling County and she is honored to serve in this position. She has a great desire to guide the school system in a positive direction and ultimately lead them to excellence in all areas. This is not a journey that can be accomplished alone; it is indeed a journey that must be embraced by all schools, our students, parents and community. Great accomplishments can happen for Appling County Schools when we partner together in this worthy endeavor.
Superintendent Copeland is married to Tim Copeland and they have two daughters, Alexandria and Synclair. They are all members of First Baptist Church and Synclair is active in the youth group. Tim graduated from Georgia Southern University as an Industrial Engineer Technologist and is employed by Harris in Baxley, Georgia. Alexandria recently graduated from Georgia Southern University in which she served as an officer of the Alpha Delta Phi Sorority for four years and received the Strength of Character Award as well as other awards. She was active in multiple activities that reached out to the community through this service organization. She was also a member of Omicron Delta Chi honor society. Alexandria received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is now employed with Chandler Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit in Savannah, Georgia. Synclair is a sophomore at Appling County High School where she is an honor student, goal card recipient, and a member of the Beta Club. She served as captain of the Junior Varsity Cheerleader as a freshman and continues with the team as a sophomore. She is also member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, HOSA, and a 2 year tennis team member at ACHS.
Superintendent Copeland has served in Appling County in the educational field for almost twenty-six years. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with certification to teach. She began her educational service as a High School Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry Teacher for three years. During this period, she obtained her master’s degree in Counseling and served at Altamaha, Fourth District, and In School Suspension at the high school level for four years. She then moved to serve both Appling County Primary and Elementary Schools as counselor for one year and then totally served the Primary School for the next six years. During this time, she received her master’s in Educational Leadership and was chosen as Assistant Principal at Appling County Primary School. She served as Assistant Principal for four years and then was fortunate to be selected as the next Principal at ACPS. She led in this capacity for five and one-half years before being appointed Superintendent of Schools. During her tenure as Principal, she led ACPS to become a two-time Georgia School of Excellence and a National Blue Ribbon School. ACPS also received other numerous prestigious awards under her leadership. She was thrilled to take this experience and leadership to the county office level. She looks forward to continuing to “Soar to New Heights” in the Appling County School District by partnering with all stakeholders for educational excellence.