Special Education

Mrs. Ross

New Teacher


Mrs. Drummond

Shelley is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a teaching certificate in Special Education and English Language Arts. Shelley also holds certifications in therapeutic horseback riding, offering adaptive riding lessons to people with cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities at Reins of Life Equine Center in Eastanollee, GA. Shelley has taught in both private and public schools and was named 2021 RCHS Teacher of the Year.


Mr. Drummond

Matt is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played 2 years of varsity basketball. Upon graduating with a degree in child and adolescent psychology, he worked for 6 years in the the field of parks and recreation. He then attended Georgia State University, earning his teaching degree and his M.Ed. in the area of Special Education and has also earned an Ed.S. degree in Administration and Supervision. He has taught in the counties of Clayton, Fayette, and for the last seven years, here in Rabun County.  


Mr. Getty

Bryan is a 2000 graduate of RCHS.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Piedmont College and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Georgia Southern University.  Since 2014, Bryan has served as a special education co-teacher at RCHS.  Inducted into Piedmont’s Athletics Hall of Fame for tennis in 2014, he also serves as the RCHS and RCMS head tennis coach and FCA sponsor of RCHS.


Mrs. Paff

Debra Paff isn't from around here, but she got here as soon as she could. Born in Charlotte, NC, she endured two decades in suburban Atlanta before hightailing it to the northeast Georgia mountains. Earning her G.E.D. after a few years struggling in the traditional high school setting, she became a non-traditional student at Truett-McConnell College, then Piedmont College, earning her Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. She adores her two young teenagers, Myles and Annabell, and husband Jeff.


Mrs. Remillard



Coach Worley 

Clay Worley is a graduate of Dalton State College and The University of Phoenix. He taught at Towns County Elementary from 2016-2019 and Rabun County Elementary from 2019-2023. Clay coached football at Towns County High School 2016-2019,  and currently coaches football at Rabun County High School.


Ms. Watts

Savannah is a 2009 graduate of Rabun County High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Savannah then earned her Master of Arts in Teaching at Piedmont University. After graduation, Savannah worked as a Mentor and Teacher at Mountain Education Charter High School in Rabun County. She recently obtained her certification to teach Special Education and she is looking forward to being a co-teacher at her alma mater.


Ms. Stikeleather

Julia Stikeleather is a graduate of Piedmont University. She majored in Secondary English Education and earned her Bachelor's degree in 2015 and Master's degree in 2016. Ms. Stikeleather taught English at RCHS from 2016-2019. She took a break from PK-12 teaching for three years to pursue her doctorate degree in Education Policy Studies at Georgia State University where she also worked as a University Supervisor, mentoring teacher interns through their student teaching experiences. Ms. Stikeleather is very excited to return to RCHS this year to serve in a new role as a special education co-teacher!


Mr. Whitworth

Bob Whitworth is a graduate of Emmanuel college with a Kinesiology degree (sports management). He extended his education in 2010 by getting a Master's degree in Special Education from Piedmont College. He has opened a couple of businesses over the years, and managed a fitness firm for 2 years. He ran and operated a poultry farm for 5 years. He has also owned and operated a roller skating business for 20 years. Mr. Whitworth has taught for a total of 10 years.