Lindsay Busby has worked in education for 19 years. After graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in biology, she began teaching science at Pike County High School. Over the years, she has served as an assistant principal at both the middle school and high school, and she became Principal of the Ninth Grade Academy in Fall 2021.
Lindsay is married with 3 great kiddos. She enjoys reading, traveling, and live music. She also attempts to grow plants, but they wouldn’t exactly call it “thriving,” if they survive at all.
Lindsay believes that she is so fortunate to be able to help young people discover and develop their own natural gifts and talents, and she hopes to help facilitate that through her leadership at NGA.
Craig McLendon, a Georgia Southern University and Texas Ranger alum, is excited to continue his position as the Assistant Principal of Pike County’s Ninth Grade Academy. Prior to this current role, Mr. McLendon taught Math and Business Education at PCHS, served as the Work Based Learning Coordinator at PCHS and spent a short time as the interim AP of Pike County Middle School. Mr. McLendon is the CTAE Director for Pike County Schools, helps coordinate dual enrollment opportunities for Pike students and serves on the Board of Directors at the Griffin Regional Career Academy. The 2023/2024 school year will mark his 21st year in education and 17th year in Pike County.
Mr. McLendon and his wife, Heather, enjoy spending time on the lake and smoking award-winning BBQ. Craig’s dog, a 16-year-old rescue named Miles, recently took a trip across the rainbow bridge and is greatly missed. Craig will soon rescue another dog or two, but don’t tell his wife.
Craig believes that every student in Pike County has the potential for great things and feels blessed that he has the opportunity to help these students reach their goals.
Ms. Colquitt is a graduate of Pike County’s class of 1997, Gordon College Associate of Arts in Psychology, Fort Valley State University Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management. She has been employed with Pike Schools for nine years. She enjoys family time, reading, and watching movies. She is inspired by Maya Angelou and her quotes, “ If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.
Ms. Colquitt has been the counselor at Ninth Grade Academy since 2019.