Judith McNeill served Walton High School for 30 years. Originally from Indiana, she began teaching in 1966. She joined Cobb County Schools in 1983 as a teacher at Osborne High. In ‘88, she came to Walton as a guidance counselor, working her way through the ranks to administrative assistant, assistant principal, associate principal and eventually principal, a role she held since 2008. Mrs McNeill was our principal for 10 years when she retired in 2018.
Mrs. McNeill accomplished many things at Walton including increasing the number of Advanced Placement Courses that Walton offers. When she came to the school in 1988, Walton offered three Advanced Placement courses for students. Now, it boasts more than 30. One of her greatest accomplishments is our new school building. Mrs. McNeill created a multifaceted plan with the help of her staff and the faculty to present to the Cobb County Board of Education to get the new facilities built. Originally the county just wanted to replace the theater and gyms at Walton. With McNeill’s guidance a plan was launched to prove Walton’s need for a completely new re-build. The new school building was opened in 2017 and the fine arts and athletic building opened in 2019.
Mrs. McNeill retired with 42 years in education. She is still a Raider at heart and can be spotted at Walton athletic events from time to time.