Administration

William Ray

Mr. William Ray, Principal

A native of Perry, Mr. William Ray has worked for Houston County Schools for over fifteen years. After graduating from Perry High School in 1991, Mr. Ray attended the University of Georgia where he received a BSEd in English Education and an MED in Educational Leadership. He later earned an EdS from Columbus State University.

Mr. Ray's teaching career began at Northside High School in 1997. In 2001, he joined the Houston County High School staff as an English Teacher and Department Chair.  He served as an assistant principal at HCHS beginning in 2005. In 2014, he was selected as the principal of Kings Chapel Elementary School.

Mr. Ray and his wife, Heather, live in Perry with their two children, Jeffrey and River.
Shelley Shillcutt

Mrs. Shelley Shillcutt, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Shelley Shillcutt was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Wesleyan College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She received her Master of Science in Post Secondary Education from Troy University and her Specialist in Education from Columbus State University. As a part of the Houston County School District, she has served as a second grade teacher, third grade teacher, fifth grade teacher, literacy coach, and EIP reading teacher. In 2018, she was selected as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Kings Chapel Elementary School.

She is married to Steven Shillcutt, and together they have five children. Mrs. Shillcutt is excited to serve the KCES community. 

Kayla Shumway

Mrs. Kayla Shumway, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mrs. Kayla Shumway is a native of Warner Robins, GA and a product of the Houston County School System. After graduating from Houston County High school, she attended Georgia Southern University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She also received an MEd in Early Childhood Education as well as an EdS in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University.  

As part of the Houston County School District, she has served as Pre-K Paraprofessional, First Grade Teacher, Third Grade Teacher, and Fifth Grade Teacher. She was awarded Teacher of the Year at Tucker Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year. In 2021, she was selected as the Assistant Principal of Discipline at Kings Chapel Elementary School and Langston Road Elementary School.  

She is married to Christopher Shumway. They have one son, William, and two Weimaraners, Maggie and Winnie.