Graphic containing photo of principal, Ms. Kim Rhyne


Ms. Rhyne currently serves as principal at City Park where she has been since 2018. Prior to that, she served as the assistant principal at Blue Ridge. Rhyne has been with Dalton Public Schools for 14 years. She holds a Specialist’s degree in Technology in Education and a Master of Education degree in Technology from Lesley University, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Childhood Education from Dalton State College, and a double associate degree in arts in Interpersonal Communications and Radio/TV Broadcasting from Brigham Young University in Idaho. She holds an Educational Leadership Certificate (Tier II) from Valdosta State University, a Gifted Endorsement from CaseNEX in Virginia, a Reading Endorsement from Georgia State University, an ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate from Dalton State College, and an International Teaching Certificate from Brigham Young University in Hawaii.

Ms. Rhyne loves to think of new and Endless PAWSibilities for our students!  She loves to help students be creative; check her out below as she reads one of City Park's favorite books about the power of one person, the power of encouragement, and the power of creativity!

We are so excited to have Ms. Rhyne here at City Park!


Graphic with photo of City Park assistant principal, Lauren Aldrich

Ms. Aldrich currently serves as Assistant Principal at City Park.  She has spent her entire career at City Park. 

Aldrich came to Dalton Public Schools in 2005 as a second-grade teacher. She also has been a special education teacher. Recently, she served as the school’s instructional coach for literacy and social studies.                 

Aldrich holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, and a master's degree in inclusive education from the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine.

“I am delighted to have Lauren as our assistant principal at City Park,” said Principal Kim Rhyne. “She has been a long-time staff member at our school, and she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position. Lauren’s quiet leadership and devotion to our school will make her a wonderful addition to our administrative team.”

Ms. Rhyne Reads Aloud The Dot