Social Studies Department

Mrs. Mayes

Kelsie Mayes is a graduate of the University of North Georgia. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in History and Secondary Education in 2017, and a Master's Degree in History in 2021. She is an Appalachian historian and wrote a Master's Thesis on the Batesville community in Habersham County. Kelsie loves to incorporate local history and Appalachian culture into her U.S. History classes.

Ms. White

Alicia is a 2007 graduate of Rabun County High School. She earned a Bachelor's degree in History, Master's Degree in Teaching, and an Educational Specialist Degree from Piedmont University (formally Piedmont College).  Alicia began her teaching career in 2014 at Rabun County Middle School where she taught eighth grade Georgia Studies until 2021 when she made the move to Rabun County High School.  Alicia currently teaches tenth grade world history, senior government, and is the advisor to the Rabun County High School Yearbook.

Mr. Pitts

Preston is a 2010 Graduate of Stephens County High School in Toccoa, GA. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in History Education from Kennesaw State University.  This is his 8th year at Rabun County High School teaching U.S. and World History. He is also gifted certified and teaches AP World History. Preston also serves as an assistant coach for the Wildcats baseball team.

Mr. Shook

Justin is a graduate of Towns County High School (1996), Young Harris College (1998, Associate's Degree), Berry College (2000, Bachelor of Arts), and Liberty University (2010, Master of Arts), with additional coursework from NGCSU in Dahlonega. He taught at Towns County Middle School, 2003-2005, and Rabun County Elementary, 2005-2007. He taught in the RCHS English Department, 2007-2020. Currently, he teaches the Government course, as well as French language and culture (Levels 1 and 2).

Mrs. Dodson

Virginia Dodson is a 2016 graduate of North Forsyth High School. She has earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master or Arts in Teaching from Piedmont University. Virginia has been at Rabun County High since 2021 and currently teaches economics, personal financial literacy, and government.