Principal's Corner


Greetings Primary Pirates!

Welcome to ACPS! I am honored and excited to serve as the principal of Appling County Primary School (ACPS).  I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an educator when I grew up.  Being a middle child, I played school daily with my babies and stuffed animals.  I am so blessed to have my dreams come true; I have now been an educator for 22 years.

My goal here at ACPS is to provide students with endless opportunities to support their future educational decisions.  Whether we develop future teachers, doctors, skill workers, builders, or nurses, building student's literacy and mathematical thinking is our central focus at ACPS.  Each school year brings new challenges and opportunities for both students and staff, but out school's vision remains the same, "Appling County Primary School will be a School of Excellence for all Learners."

On a personal note, I am married to my best friend and supporter, Chris Roppe.  We have one daughter, Sydney Kate Roppe, and one four-legged son, Matt the Cat.  Together, we enjoy going on trips to Disney, vacationing at the beach, and spending time supporting Sydney Kate's passions, Band and Show Choir.  

Again, as principal at ACPS, I believe in building strong relationships with students, parents, and teachers.  These relationships begin in Pre-K and extend through second grade.  The commitment we make together will play a pivotal role in every child's educational journey.  I look forward to watching success unfold as students grace our presence here at Appling County Primary School.  They are the leaders of tomorrow!  Their journey begins with us!

Warmest Regards,

Shelly S. Roppe, Principal



Matt the Cat