Claxton Elementary School Administrators


Dr. Robert (Bobby) Costlow, Principal

Dr. Costlow holds four educational degrees from Georgia Southern University, including a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Master of Education in science, an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration. He has more than 20 years of experience in the education field, including 15 years as a school administrator.

Phone: 912-739-2714



Mrs. Tammy Francis, Assistant Principal

A 25-year veteran in education, Ms. Francis began her career as a teacher before transitioning into administrative roles. Her work experience includes the elementary, middle, and high school settings. Ms. Francis earned degrees from the following establishments:
Education Specialist in Education Leadership
from Georgia College, State University
Education Specialist in Middle Grades Education
from Troy State, University Master of Science in Education from
Georgia Southern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern University

Phone: 912-739-2714



Mrs. Julie Howard, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Julie Howard holds an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Education in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Armstrong State University. Mrs. Howard has 24 years of experience in education and has served at the school and district level. Her career began as a 5th grade teacher before moving to the middle school level to teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Mathematics. She served as an instructional coach at both the middle and high school level and as the K-12 coordinator of curriculum and instruction at the district level.

Phone: 912-739-2714



Mrs. Sarah Rountree, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sarah Rountree holds a Master’s in Reading with a Reading Endorsement from Georgia Southern University.  She also holds a Reading Specialist Certification along with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern.  Mrs. Rountree will begin working on her Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University in May.

Mrs. Rountree is a 1995 graduate of Claxton High School.  She began her teaching career in 1999 at Claxton Elementary School, where she has continued to teach.  Mrs. Rountree taught Second Grade for 3 years and then looped to Third Grade where she taught for 11 years.  Mrs. Rountree served our English Speakers of Other Languages at CES for 6 years   For the past 2 years, Mrs. Rountree has been the Math Instructional Coach.

Phone: 912-739-2714


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Claxton Elementary School

6463 U.S. Highway 301 South

Claxton, Georgia 30417

Phone:  912-739-2714
Fax:      912-739-0834

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