Meet the Superintendent
Dr. Mike Ewton has a passion for education as well as a deeply vested interest in Whitfield County Schools and our community. He is a 1989 graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School and — with the exception of four years of active military service — has lived in the area all his life. He is active in multiple community organizations and loves spending time with his family.
Dr. Ewton has been a district level administrator at Whitfield County Schools since 2004. Prior to being named Superintendent, he held positions as the Director of Safety, Security and Transportation, Chief Operations Officer, and most recently, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Student Services.
As Superintendent, Dr. Ewton strives to provide the leadership and support needed to fulfill the district’s mission of maximizing student learning by providing challenging and engaging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Meet the Deputy Superintendent
Karey Williams has been part of Whitfield County Schools for 22 years. She grew up in Indiana and taught high school English Language Arts for 15 years before moving to Georgia. She taught English for 7 years at Southeast High School before transitioning to Administration. She has worked as an assistant principal and principal at Valley Point Elementary, an assistant principal at Northwest High School, principal at Southeast High School, and as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at the district level before being named as Deputy Superintendent in 2021.
Ms. Williams completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and she completed her Educational Specialist’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. She is currently working to complete her Doctorate in Education Leadership at Kennesaw State University.
During Ms. Williams’ time working at the district level, she and the curriculum staff have worked to increase the opportunities students have to improve Early Literacy skills outside the school day. They have worked closely with school staff and community volunteers to provide multiple opportunities for students to learn to read after the school day and during the summer because students who learn to read can access all learning and are more likely to graduate from high school. This work is crucial for student success in school and beyond.