Dr. Tim Tyson is the Principal of Mabry Middle School. He earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois and has been in the field of education for over 25 years. A technology enthusiast, Dr. Tyson began the Mabry Film Festival, when he arrived at Mabry in 2001, as a way to help teachers and students infuse technology into highly engaging learning practices for students.
When he is not traveling, reading, dabbling with photography, digital video, or on the computer, he enjoys arranging and composing music. In fact, most people don't know that he is a published composer. He values creating more beauty in our world in all of the many different forms it can take.
He believes that the most beautiful thing in the world, which is closest to his heart, is helping children reach their highest potential. He challenges students to work hard and do their very best, to strive, to learn and to achieve, to create knowledge and solutions, and to rigorously pursue goals with the utmost integrity so that our world will be a better place for everyone.
posted on: July 07, 2007
Mrs. Mary Dixon is the assistant principal at Mabry. She has been in the field of education for 24 years, serving in a variety of capacities: teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, and administrator.
She is responsible for scheduling all of our students! Mrs. Dixon has a wonderfully calm demeanor which certainly helps when she is busy scheduling all of students for the whole year!
posted on: June 09, 2005
Mrs. Wendy Pettett, a native of Cobb County, with deep roots in the North Georgia Mountains, is our assistant administrator. Ask her about her childhood on Blue Ridge Lake and she will wax nostalgic. Mrs. Pettett has a BBA in marketing from Georgia Southern University and sold computers for Burroughs Corporation before the advent of the personal computer. After the birth of her two sons, she remained a stay-at-home mom while teaching aerobics, substitute teaching, and teaching preschool. She has taught in Cobb County for 13 years with nine of these years spent as an instructional technology specialist. She loves curriculum and sees marketing and teaching as closely related - with teaching selling the excitement of learning.
Mrs. Pettett enjoys riding her bike and can be found on the Silver Comet Trail on the weekends. She also enjoys walking her dogs, camping and gardening. After her yearly camping pilgrimage to the Great Smoky Mountains, with her husband of 27 years, she eagerly looked forward to joining the Mabry staff.
posted on: July 27, 2006