Dr. Eric L. Holland

    Principal of Rome High School

    Email: eholland@rcs.rome.ga.us

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    Dr. Eric L. Holland was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Donalsonville, Georgia. He is married to Melissa Holland. They have two boys, Eric Jr. (EJ) and Ayden. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He pledged Kappa Alpha Psi in the Fall of 1997 at Lambda Psi Chapter (Georgia Southwestern State University) where he served as the Polemarch for three years. Dr. Eric L. Holland is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a BS and Masters in Education (2000 & 2003). In 2006, He earned his Specialist in Educational Leadership from Albany State University and in 2009 obtained his Ph.D. from Capella University. Dr. Holland has sixteen years of administration experience and nineteen years of experience as an educator in the public school system. Dr. Holland is very passionate about education. His strengths and competencies in demonstrated skills are in the areas of leadership, relationship building, and maintaining excellence in academics. He is experienced in recruitment, selection, and management of faculty and staff. Additionally, he is competent in creating policies and practices that promote academic achievement, implementing comprehensive athletic programs and training, and creating communication forums that generate parental and community involvement. Dr. Holland has successfully motivated students and enhanced the interactive learning process, inspiring students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process.  He established a highly functioning mentoring program, which is to Guide, Empower, Nurture, Transform, Strengthen (G.E.N.T.S) our youth. Through this mentoring program he simply let the students know four words “I Believe In You.” He is a lifelong learner and loves being involved in the community. He is a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. His Pastor is Reverend Samuel Pridgen. Dr. Holland’s motto is “No one of us is as great as all of us.” 

  • Mr. Michael Branson

    AP - Rome High School

    Email: mbranson@rcs.rome.ga.us

    My name is Michael Branson, and I am proud to be serving as an Assistant Principal of Rome High School. I was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas and have an appreciation for the mountains and beautiful landscape that Rome provides. My family includes my wife Jamie and three kids Mackenzie(13), Jordan(3), and Beckett(1). I have a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a Masters in Teaching from Georgia College & State University. Furthermore, I currently hold an "All But Dissertation" status in my doctoral program at Valdosta State University and plan to finish by Summer 2020. My goals and vision for Rome High School are to help our students recognize their potential and aide them in achieving their aspirations. I believe that together we can revel in the unique opportunities provided at Rome High School by embracing and celebrating the diversity that is shared among us. I look forward to partnering with our the community, faculty, and student body to provide our students with an educational experience focused on relationships, relevance, and rigor. Thanks and GO WOLVES!

    Mr. Joey Connell

    AP - Rome High School

    Email: jconnell@rcs.rome.ga.us


    My name is Joey Connell and I am excited to join the administrative team at Rome High School! I grew up in Cedartown, Georgia as the youngest of two boys. After graduating from Cedartown High School, I moved to Rome and have resided here since. My wife, Kimberly, is a teacher at Elm Street Elementary, and we have two beautiful children together; Our daughter, Cami, is a seventh-grader, and our son, Jude, is a fourth-grader. We love to spend time together exploring new places. I completed my undergraduate studies in psychology at Shorter University before gaining my teaching certification through GaTAPP. I taught Special Education in Rome City and Bartow County while completing my Master’s in Special Education through Walden University, Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction at Lincoln Memorial University, and Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership at Berry College. After leaving the classroom in 2016, I served as a Special Education Coordinator for Floyd County Schools. I have a passion for the success of all students, and I feel that building meaningful relationships between students, their families, and their academic teams is one of the most crucial aspects in preparing students for success both in high school and beyond. I look forward to a fantastic year at Rome High School!




    Mr. John Fricks 

    AP - Rome High School

    Email: jfricks@rcs.rome.ga.us


    My name is John Fricks and I am an assistant principal at Rome High School. I was a student myself at Fyffe High School in the great state of Alabama (Roll Tide Roll). I graduated from Shorter University in the Spring of 2013. While at Shorter University, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Education with a major in Secondary Mathematics and a minor in Religious Studies. I played football on the offensive line and had the opportunity to work with my team to win a Conference Championship in the Fall of 2008. After college, I started working at Rome High School and have worked here ever since. Most recently I attended Kennesaw State University and graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. I am currently enrolled in two-degree paths at KSU, and I will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with both degrees. While leading and technology are just a couple of my passions, I have several other hobbies that include traveling, football, swimming, and any outdoor activity. I believe that hard work and a desire to learn can get you anywhere in life. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at jfricks@rcs.rome.ga.us.




    Ms. Amber Garlin

    AP - Rome High School

    Email: agarlin@rcs.rome.ga.us

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    My name is Amber Garlin, and I have served in the field of education for over 15 years as both an educator and administrator. I received a bachelor of science degree in middle grades education, a master of education degree, and an education specialist degree in educational leadership all from Berry College. I look forward to serving the students of Rome High and helping to provide them with an unparalleled education to prepare them for college and work! Go Wolves!








    Mr. Stephen McClure

    AP - Rome High School

    Email: smcclure@rcs.rome.ga.us


    My name is Stephen McClure Sr, and I am enthused to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Rome High School. I was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. I have two boys Stephen Jr(12) and Christian (6). I am a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. I crossed Spring 2008 with the Rho Delta Delta Chapter (Troy University). I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Troy State University now Troy University in Troy, AL. I received my Specialist from Georgia College and State University. I am currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University in their Doctoral Program and hope to finish soon. This school year will be my 10th year in education and 4th in Rome City Schools. My goals and vision for Rome High are to continue showing others why we are the best in the land and making sure All students will graduate from Rome High School prepared for college or work. Go Wolves!!!!!






    Ms. Misty Tucker

    Associate Principal - Rome High School

    Email: mtucker@rcs.rome.ga.us


    My name is Misty Tucker, and I am thrilled to be part of Rome High School. I have been an educator for more than 25 years and in my second year as a Rome Wolf. During my career as an educator and administrator, I have worked as a Social Studies teacher for ten years and an administrator for more than 15 years. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Science Education from Georgia Southwestern University and a Masters and Specialist degrees in School Leadership from Valdosta State University. As a member of the Rome High School family, it is my goal to make sure students have the support they need to be successful and the skills necessary to continue that success after graduation.






    Coach Jason Harris

    Athletic Director - Rome High School

    Email: jharris@rcs.rome.ga.us

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    My name is Jason N. Harris, and I am thrilled to serve as the athletic director at Rome High School. I have been an educator for 13 years and served as an athletic administrator for 8 years.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health / Physical Education from the University of Georgia and a Masters degree in Sports Management for American Military University. As the athletic director of Rome High School, it is my goal to make sure students and coaches have the support they need to be successful on and off the athletic field/court. 









    Coach Brent Tucker

    Assistant Athletic Director - ROME HIGH SCHOOL

    tucker My name is Brent Tucker and I am excited to serve as Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach here at Rome High School. This will be my 26th year in the education field. I have been a Head Baseball Coach for 17 years. I have been in Athletic Administration for 6 years now. I am a Graduate of Shorter University, where I played baseball and obtained a degree in psychology. I obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. I have been married to my wife, Melissa, for 25 years. Together we have two children, Riley and Holden. Riley is currently in her senior year at Georgia Southern University, and Holden is beginning his first year at Charleston Southern University where he will be playing baseball.