About Shelton Elementary
Who was Floyd L. Shelton?
Floyd began his career in education in 1985 at Paulding County High School. He taught both physical science and biology, as well as reestablished and coached the school’s wrestling team for three years. He was then offered the position of assistant principal at McGarity Elementary. In 1993, Floyd was named as the first principal of Crossroads Elementary. He was afforded the opportunity to hand-pick his faculty and staff. Together, they worked tirelessly to successfully open the new school. The Crossroads community was honored to be chosen as the location for this new school, and took pride in its immediate success.
Adding a personal touch was very important to Floyd. He loved to be right in the middle of the action, and could be found out at Crossroads even while it was still under construction. He even individually chose every book to fill the new media center; a duty that would usually fall on the media specialist, but as he hadn’t found just the “right person” for the job, he took the task upon himself to complete. Many of these books were stored in our home until the school was finished. Floyd also picked all of the furniture for the administrative offices. He enjoyed “antiquing,” and when he found an old church pew that he thought would work well in the outer office, he refinished it and stored it in our basement until the school was ready to be furnished.
Floyd was a warm, patient, and caring man, who found true enjoyment through life and interacting with people. Many parents and teachers who worked with him have told us how he always made time for their concerns, and that he was an exceptional listener. His door was always open. They spoke of his professionalism and that it was evident that the well-being and education of the children was his priority. He recognized that each child had potential and wanted to help them be successful in every endeavor.
He showed an extraordinary level of compassion in all that he did. Everyone was shown the same degree of respect regardless of their walk in life. The impact of his generosity and caring spirit was the driving force behind the movement to change the name of the school in his honor. As his family, we were deeply touched and honored by the respect and love shown by the faculty, staff, and Crossroads community who spearheaded this effort just weeks after his death. The Shelton Elementary at Crossroads family will forever have a special place in our hearts.
1531 Cedarcrest Road
Dallas, GA 30132
Principal: Myers Moreland
Assistant Principal: Lori Morgan
Assistant Principal: Andy Davis
Important Phone Numbers
Front Office: 770-443-4244