Gini Tipton has been the assistant principal of Blue Ridge Elementary since 2016. Mrs. Tipton graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education focusing on high incidence disabilities (i.e. learning disabilities). In 2008, Mrs. Tipton graduated with her Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia with emphases on adaptive curriculum, autism, and intellectual disabilities. Most recently, she earned her Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at the University of West Georgia.
Before coming to teach in Blue Ridge, Mrs. Tipton taught in Athens, Georgia, Horn Lake, Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi. In 2016, Mrs. Tipton was named Teacher of the Year for the entire Fannin County School System.
In addition to her professional role with the Fannin County School System, Mrs. Tipton is the Local Area Coordinator for the Fannin County Special Olympics. She also serves as a board member for the North Georgia Autism Foundation where she is the director of a non-profit art gallery that employs individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. She has a passion for people of all abilities.
When she is not working or volunteering, Mrs. Tipton loves spending time with family and friends, being creative, and exploring God’s creation! She is grateful to be part of the Fannin County School System family!
Gini Tipton, Assistant Principal
2008-2010 Clarke Middle School, Athens, GA
2010-2011 Horn Lake Intermediate School, Horn Lake, MS
2011-2012 Regents School of Oxford, Oxford, MS
2013-Current Blue Ridge Elementary, Blue Ridge, GA
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