Principal's Corner
Erik Cioffi

Mr. Erik Cioffi

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Fannin County High School. Please become familiar with our policies and procedures to help support the success of students at FCHS.  I ask that our students follow three simple guidelines during their high school experience:

1.  Attend school
2.  Participate in at least one activity (athletics, performing & fine arts and/or extra-curricular)
3.  Have a willingness to learn everyday

Fannin County High School has an open door policy.  All parents are invited to call the school if any concern arises and we will work together to resolve the issue.  When visiting the campus everyone is required to sign in at the front office. Our staff will then escort and/or direct you to the appropriate area.  This is not designed to be an inconvenience, but it is a safety pre-caution that we are upholding to protect all of our students.   It is my intention that we continue to provide the families of Fannin County the highest level of instructional leadership and support. We encourage parental involvement and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure your child’s success.

We will focus on two main areas this year: Quality Learning and a Safe Learning Environment.  Alignment, Collaboration & Quality Instruction allows for our students to benefit from the knowledge of all of our teachers, as we strive for excellence. We will continue with our Positive Behavior Support Intervention Program developed by our students and staff to encourage school pride.

The four years spent in high school will have a lasting impact on the remainder of your life.  Planning your future begins in high school.  We are focused on preparing our students for college and career readiness and will help support our students as they select the pathway that best meets their needs. We encourage all students to get involved in some way.  Research supports that students who are actively involved in their school, will demonstrate a higher level of success.  I look forward to working with you this year and supporting the students and staff of Fannin County High School.


Erik W. Cioffi

Principal, Fannin County High School


M.S. – Organizational Learning and Leadership, Barry University, Fort Myers, Florida, August 2008

M.S. - Educational Leadership, NOVA Southeastern University, Bonita Springs, Florida, August 2001

B.S. - Sports Medicine/Physical Education K-12, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, May 1994

*Member of Baseball and Rugby Programs


Lee County, Florida

1995-1999  Teacher at Lehigh Senior High School, Biology and Special Education, Football, Baseball & Golf Coach

1999-2005  Assistant Principal at Lehigh Senior HS & Cypress Lake Middle School

2005-2009  Principal at Mariner High School

Fannin County, Georgia

2009 – Present  Principal at Fannin County High School


My wife Christina is a Clinical Social Worker at Piedmont Hospital in Jasper, GA.  Together we have three beautiful daughters; Analea, a sophomore at Georgia State University, Teagan and Isabella are both 12th grade students at Fannin County High School. Analea is a member of the Cheerleading Team and is majoring in Physics. Teagan and Isabella participate in cheerleading, softball, National Honor Society and Sources of Strength.  On October 22, 2015 our family welcomed Easton Patrick and on April 4, 2017 our family grew once again with Amiyah Marie.  They already are avid sports fan and enjoy spending time with their family during all hours of the night.

We are huge sports fans and support the Florida Gators, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.