Our Principals

Phone: 770-567-8443

Email: teala@pike.k12.ga.us

Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education
Educational Technology
Educational Leadership
Coaching Endorsement
AIW Certified Coach

Mrs. April Teal-Phagan: Principal

April Teal-Phagan is in her twenty-sixth year in education. After graduating from Mercer University in 1998, she began teaching fourth grade at Upson-Lee North Elementary School in Thomaston, Georgia. She later served as Instructional Technologist and first grade teacher at Upson-Lee South Elementary School for five years. April began teaching first grade at Pike County Primary School in 2006. After teaching first and second grades, she moved to the position of Instructional Coach at Pike Primary School. She became Assistant Principal of Pike County Primary in 2016 and Principal in 2019.

She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Georgia College and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Columbus College. She has both coaching and reading endorsements. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.

April was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Award” as a teacher in 2002. She was the “Teacher of the Year” for Pike Primary School and “District Teacher of the Year” for Pike County School System in 2008.

As an educator in Pike County, April has shown a passion for students and teachers and has always worked to help others succeed. She is passionate about making PCPS a place where children feel loved and respected and where they can thrive in their learning.

April is married to Rodney Phagan, and they have two sons, Jess and Jacob. Jess is a teacher and football coach at Taylor County High School. Jacob is self-employed. April and Rodney live in Meansville and enjoy traveling and spending time on the lake. 


Phone: 770-567-8443

Email: cloya@pike.k12.ga.us


Mrs. Mandy Cloy: Assistant Principal

Mandy Cloy is in her twenty-second year in education.  She taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and title I intervention before becoming the Instructional Coach and MTSS Coordinator in 2020. This is her first year as Assistant Principal.


Mandy holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lagrange College. She holds endorsements in tier one leadership, coaching, reading, and dyslexia. She was named Teacher of the Year for Pike County Primary School as well as District Teacher of the Year in 2014.


Her favorite part of her job is being able to work with teachers to find instructional best practices for students. She loves morning carline because she gets to greet students and parents. Mandy is passionate about intervening for students before academic or behavior issues arise.


Mandy is married to Shane who is a small engine mechanic, and they have a daughter and a son. Her daughter, Hannah, is a cosmetologist at Simply Southern in Zebulon and is expecting the family’s first grandchild. Her son, Jackson, works for Southside Steel in Zebulon. Mandy and Shane live on the same land as both sets of their parents. On the weekends, you can find them grilling out in their pavilion and hanging out with friends.

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    April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pike County Primary School can be reached by first connecting with our central administration office. Please find the relevant contact information below.
  • 7218 Highway 19 South, Zebulon, Ga 30295
  • 770-567-8443
  • pcpsinfo@pike.k12.ga.us