Admin 2022 2023

Principal: Mrs. Beth Lind


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Dear Parents and Families,

I am excited about our upcoming year! I look forward to working together with with the students, parents, staff, and community members to make this year memorable and educational.

I have been a school administrator for 15 years and an educator for 20 years. Over the years, I've learned that students perform best when they feel safe, respected and valued. I am here to help all the children grow and succeed.

At Westside Elementary, we value our parents and want to work with you to help your child be the best they can be. Together, with Mrs. Lupton, Mr. Hatton and our fantastic faculty, we can help all our students exceed.

If ever I can be of service to you, please don't hesitate to call me at the school or send me an email - [email protected]


Beth Lind

Assistant Principal:  Mr.Tim Hatton

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Hello I am Tim Hatton and I am excited to be one of your Assistant Principals at Westside Elementary School for the 2021-22 school year. I am beginning my 24th year in education with 22 of those years in Lowndes County. I have served as an administrator at the Lowndes Alternative School, Lowndes High School, Hahira Middle School and Moulton Branch Elementary School. 

My wife, Jill, teaches at Lowndes High School. Our three daughters attended WES and loved every minute of it. Dowry is now 19 and attending Georgia College in Milledgeville. Catherine and Caroline are 14 and 9th graders at Lowndes High School. Westside has always held a special place with the Hattons and I am thrilled to get to be a part of this wonderful team.

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Kelly Lupton
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Welcome to Westside Elementary School! My name is Kelly Colson Lupton and I am so excited to take on a new position this year, as an assistant principal for WES. I look forward to what this school year will hold! Our teachers have many wonderful learning opportunities and adventures planned for our students!

I attended Valdosta State University where I graduated with my Bachelor & Master’s Degrees. This will be my 15th year working in education. I feel truly blessed to be at WES.

My husband Keith and I have been married for 12 years and have 3 beautiful children, Colton, Chris, & Lily. Our family loves to travel and spend time together.