David Brooks, who has been a part of Carrollton High School since he joined the faculty in 1997, was named principal in February 2016. Prior to his appointment as principal, Brooks served as an assistant principal and athletic director at CHS for eight years.
A native of Tallapoosa, Ga., Brooks is a 1992 graduate of the University of West Georgia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He also earned master’s and specialist’s degrees in educational administration at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala.
Brooks began his teaching career at his alma mater, Haralson County High School. During his five years there, he taught all levels of math and served as the offensive line coach and the defensive coordinator for the Haralson County Rebels football team. He also coached basketball, baseball and tennis. In 1997, then-CHS Athletic Director Ben Scott hired Brooks to serve as a varsity offensive line coach for the Trojans and also to coach ninth grade football. Off the field, Brooks continued to teach all levels of math, including AP Statistics. In 2005, Brooks was named offensive coordinator and held that position for four years. In 2009, after 18 years of coaching, Brooks moved into the role of athletic director and and served as an assistant principal.
Because of his exceptional performance as an athletic director, Brooks was named the 2011-2012 Region 6-AAA Athletic Director of the Year and earned the same honor at the state level.
Brooks and his wife Melanie, an assistant principal at Carrollton Elementary School, have two daughters, Katey and Hannah, and reside in Carrollton.