Emily Byas Felton, Ed.D.
Emily Byas Felton, Ed.D.
Dr.  Emily  Felton

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Assistant Principal

Dr. Felton‘s energy, enthusiasm, and natural ability to relate to others contribute to her success.  With heartfelt compassion, she is driven to help her students become the best they can be and she works tirelessly to this end.  She is currently the Assistant Principal at Sweetwater Elementary School prior to coming to SWES, she was the Assistant Principal at Factory Shoals Middle School in Douglas County. 

Dr. Felton was the 2013-2014 Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) president. PAGE is Georgia's largest organization for professional educators with more than 95,000 educators, administrators and school support personnel. For three years (2001-2004), Dr. Felton was the president of the Middle Georgia Counselors Association (MGSCA); this organization consisted of seven counties, Jones, Bibb, Monroe, Peach, Houston, Crawford, and Twiggs.   Dr. Felton’s doctoral dissertation proposal entitled ‘Increasing Representation of Black American Students in Gifted Education’ was selected for presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2009 Conference.  She was the 2014 NAACP First Quarter Meeting Conference Keynote Speaker in Statesboro, Georgia. She was also the 2006 keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Peer Helpers Conference at Georgia College & State University. Her topic was, 'Success in Life is by your Actions, Taking Lessons from an Itsy-Bitsy Spider'. She also had the opportunity to present at Bob Alexander’s Zig Ziglar’s “I Can” Seminars. (July 19 & 20, 2004).  The topics presented were ‘The Art of Listening’ and ‘Looking for the good in others, as well as ourselves’.   She has presented at several conferences and has been used several times as a motivational speaker for area churches and organizations.

Dr. Felton has obtained degrees from University of Colorado, Boulder, Fort Valley State University and Columbus State University. On Dec. 12, 2008 she received her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is active with the Douglas, Carroll, Paulding Alumnae Chapter.

Dr. Felton was also the 2004 recipient of the ‘Georgia Middle School Counselor of the Year’ award.

Dr. Felton is married to a wonderful and supportive husband, Eugene Felton, Jr.