Mr. Scott McClanahan, Principal

Phone: 706-625-9542, ext. 4302


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Carson-Newman College M.A. Cumberland College Ed.S. Lincoln Memorial University

Mr. Scott McClanahan, Principal

Mr. McClanahan understands the transformative power of education and is committed to serving the students, staff, and local community as Principal of Ashworth Middle School.

Mr. McClanahan began his career in public education at Norcross High School as a classroom teacher and athletic coach, later he taught and coached at Science Hill High School (TN), and at Ringgold Middle School. While at Ringgold Middle School he transitioned into school administration as an Assistant Principal. In 2007 he was hired as Principal at Ashworth Middle School, he also served three years as principal of Gordon Central High School. Mr. McClanahan also spent eight years coaching football at the colligate level in the states of Texas, Alabama, and Kentucky. He beings his 12th year as a Principal with Gordon County Schools and his 9th year overall as Principal at Ashworth.

Born and raised in Liberty, South Carolina, Mr. McClanahan obtained his bachelor's degree from Carson-Newman College (TN). He received his master's degree from Cumberland College (KY), and his specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University (TN).

He and his wife, Renee, have four children combined, Jonathan, Julie, Lili Anne, and William.