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Dr. Eric Carlyle, Principal

Dr. Eric Caryle

Dr. Eric Carlyle,

An educator for more than 24 years, he has more than 18 years of experience in various district and school-level administrator roles in Fulton, Gwinnett, Spalding, Clayton, Bibb, and Emanuel counties.  He has eight years of experience as a middle school principal.  

A graduate of Emanuel County Institute, Carlyle attended Georgia Southern University, where he played football and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and a master’s degree in middle grades education.  He received his specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University, and his doctorate in Public Policy from Walden University.

Letter from the Principal

Greetings to all stakeholders! I am both honored and humbled to be the new instructional leader of Langston Chapel Middle School. The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start. We are working to cultivate a safe, nurturing learning and work environment in which both students and staff members know they are valued and encouraged to take risks. We have a very talented staff of devoted educators.

Our learning priorities are: developing critical thinking skills and comprehensive literacy skills. Through our Professional Learning Communities, we will strive to foster a continuous improvement culture throughout our community. A growth mindset will help us all meet any challenge head on and persevere through periods of difficulty we will encounter.

Langston Chapel Middle School is a great place to learn, and you are invited to join us on this educational journey to endless possibilities!

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me ( if I can assist you in any way.

Best wishes.


Dr. Kareem Epps, Assistant Principal

Dr. Kareem Epps

Dr. Kareem Epps,

Dr. Kareem Epps is an educator with 14 years of experience, three of those as an administrator. He has served in Dekalb and Chatham counties, and he previously served as an assistant principal at Statesboro High School for two years before briefly serving as an administrator overseas.  

Dr. Epps received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Technology from Savannah State University.  He went on to obtain a master’s degree in Middle Grades Math and Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University, which is now the Savannah campus of Georgia Southern University.  His specialist and doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership are from Argosy University in Atlanta.

Miss Marla Middleton, Assistant Principal

Marla MiddletonMiss Marla Middleton is beginning her 8th year in education. Before coming to Langston Chapel Middle School, she had the opportunity to spend her time as an Instructor at Georgia Southern University in the Foreign Language classroom, a professor at Savannah State University for four years, as well as a Middle School teacher at Coastal Middle School in Savannah, Ga.

Miss Middleton obtained her most recent Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University, as well as two other Master’s degrees in the Art of Teaching and Spanish Literature. She did her undergraduate work in Modern Languages at Georgia Southern University.

Miss Middleton is about to wed her future husband Joey in late December of this year. She loves to spend her time traveling to different cultures as it opens the door to greater goals and a more global vision.