Meet the Northside Middle Administration

Dr. Dustin Dykes


Dr. Dustin Dykes

The Houston County Board of Education named Dr. Dustin Dykes the principal of Northside Middle School during the Board meeting held May 27, 2020.  Dr. Dykes has served as the Assistant Principal for Instruction (API) at Thomson Middle School since 2012.

Dr. Dykes has worked in the district for 17 years.  Prior to serving as Thomson’s API, he was the school’s assistant principal for discipline from 2009 to 2012.  He also worked at Northside High as an intervention support specialist.

Dr. Dykes earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.  In addition, he has a Specialist and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, both from Georgia College and State University.  His Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education was earned at Georgia Southern University.  

His wife, Jenny Dykes, is a counselor at Northside High School.  They have two children who attend schools in the district. 

Dr. Alma Mundy

Assistant Principal of Instruction

Dr.. Alma Mundy

Great enthusiasm describes how I feel honored to serve as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Northside Middle School. I have been an NMS Jet for the past five years as an instructional coach. I am extremely grateful to be part of the warm family of students, staff, and community in a new capacity. 

After receiving my BA in Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education at Clark Atlanta University, I taught in the classroom for ten years. During that time, I also earned my MA in Middle Grades Science and Math Education from Wesleyan College. For the past ten years, I have served as an Instructional Coach. While working in that capacity, I earned my Ph.D. from Mercer University in Curriculum and Instruction, followed by completing an Educational Leadership Program through Georgia College and State University.

I firmly believe in a growth mindset in which mistakes, challenges, and setbacks are embraced as opportunities to learn, grow, and develop. As I begin my 21st year in education, I envision every student every day, having every opportunity to feel loved, inspired, and motivated to be their best as they aim for success at NMS. 

Jay Wood

Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mr. Jay Wood

Mr. Jay Wood is a proud product of the Houston County School System, graduating from WRHS.  He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Georgia Southern University, followed by a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. Most recently, he earned an Educational Specialist degree in Leadership from Valdosta State University. Mr. Wood began his teaching career at Feagin Mill Middle School before serving as a math teacher and then guidance counselor at Warner Robins Middle School for the past fifteen years. Mr. Wood is a member of the District PBIS leadership team and currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Discipline at Northside Middle School. He is married to Melissa Wood, a fellow educator, and they are the proud parents of 4 wonderful children: Miller, Britten, Stella, and Weslyn.