Gloria Smith

Mrs. Gloria Smith, Principal

Gloria Smith is a native of Moultrie, Georgia, home of the “Mighty Packers.”  After graduating from Colquitt County High school, she attended Fort Valley State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.  She continued her studies at Columbus State University and received both a Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.  Mrs. Smith’s educational experiences are unique.  Early in her pursuit to becoming a teacher, she was assigned a practicum at Pearl Stephens Elementary.  She’s happy to announce that she has served at Pearl Stephens for the past 23 years. Mrs. Smith has served in various capacities to include a 1st grade teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, EIP teacher, Assistant Principal for Instruction and was named Principal in 2016.  During her spare time, she loves serving her local church and community, shopping, singing and spending time with family.
Jessica Teemer

Mrs. Jessica Teemer - Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Teemer became the Assistant Principal of Instruction in 2023.  Previously, she served as the Instructional Coach for Pearl Stephens from 2018 to 2023. Prior to that, she served as a third grade teacher. She holds a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, Mrs. Teemer loves watching NCIS, theatre, and spending time with her husband.
Monique Dawsey

Dr. Karen Phillips, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Dr. Phillips started teaching in 1991 and has earned an EdD in Curriculum and Leadership, EdS in Educational Leadership, MS in Early Childhood Education, BBA in Business Administration, BA in Early Childhood Education. She has Coaching, TSC, Science, and PBIS endorsements. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Discipline for C.B. Watson Primary and Pearl Stephens Elementary.

Dr. Phillips has four wonderful sons; Christopher (Breanne), Nicholas (Allie), Johnathan, and Stephen. Christopher.  She also has one granddaughter, Skylar.  She also have two dogs and one cat: Cabella, Belle, and Patchy. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with family, and running.