Mr. John Fricks 

Associate Principal - Rome High School


My name is John Fricks and I am an assistant principal at Rome High School. I was a student myself at Fyffe High School in the great state of Alabama (Roll Tide Roll). I graduated from Shorter University in the Spring of 2013. While at Shorter University, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Education with a major in Secondary Mathematics and a minor in Religious Studies. I played football on the offensive line and had the opportunity to work with my team to win a Conference Championship in the Fall of 2008. After college, I started working at Rome High School and have worked here ever since. Most recently, I attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, a Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology Leadership, and a certification in Educational Leadership Tier I. While leading and technology are just a couple of my passions, I have several other hobbies that include traveling, football, swimming, and many other outdoor activities. I believe that hard work and a desire to learn can get you anywhere in life. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

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Mr. Stephen McClure

Assistant Principal - Rome High School


My name is Stephen McClure Sr, and I am enthused to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Rome High School. I was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. I have two boys Stephen Jr(12) and Christian (6). I am a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. I crossed Spring 2008 with the Rho Delta Delta Chapter (Troy University). I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Troy State University now Troy University in Troy, AL. I received my Specialist from Georgia College and State University. I am currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University in their Doctoral Program and hope to finish soon. This school year will be my 10th year in education and 4th in Rome City Schools. My goals and vision for Rome High are to continue showing others why we are the best in the land and making sure All students will graduate from Rome High School prepared for college or work. Go Wolves!!!!!

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Dr. Suzanne Morse

Assistant Principal - Rome High School


Dr. Suzanne Morse was born and raised in Cartersville, Georgia. She is the mother of one son, Jack (8 years old), and a Great Pyrenese named Lexie. She and her fiance, Jordan, plan to get married in 2022. Dr. Morse graduated with a B.S. in Social Science Education from Kennesaw State University in 2007. In 2011, she earned her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. She completed her Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership in 2016 from Berry College, where she now serves as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. In 2020, Dr. Morse earned her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.  Dr. Morse has thirteen years of educational experience as a classroom teacher, instructional leader, and assistant principal. In 2015, she was named Teacher of the Year for the Bartow County School System. Dr. Morse is very passionate about education and student learning. Her strengths include curriculum design and implementation, positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and the use of formative and summative assessments to improve student achievement. Dr. Morse’s key belief as an educator is that students are only as smart and capable as their teachers and leaders believe they are. By setting high standards for all students, Dr. Morse motivates students to learn at levels higher than they believed they could. She and her son and fiance are members of Crosspoint City Church where they are active in the kids' ministry program and the prayer team. Dr. Morse lives her life by a simple rule, “Love God. Love people.” This mindset has allowed her to create bonds with and serve students and their families over the past 13 years of her career in education.

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Coach Chris Boden

Athletic Director - Rome High School


Coach Chris Boden was born in Detroit, MI, and raised in Tawas City, MI. Educationally, he graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1986. He attended Saginaw Valley State University and received his bachelor’s degree in business management in 1990. He received his master’s degree in 1994 at CentralMichigan University in Physical Education and Sport. He will receive his educational specialists’ degree in coach pedagogy in physical education in December 2021. He has been married for seventeen years to his wife, Jennifer. They have a son, Brett (11). Brett will be a sixth-grader at East Central Elementary this fall. He plays football and travel baseball for the 11u Charlie Culberson Bandits. Jennifer owns a house cleaning service in Rome and is a consultant for Rodan & Fields skincare products. Coach Boden began his 30-year coaching career in the fall of 1991 at Central Michigan University. He was a graduate assistant for the Chippewas where he coached, taught classes, and attended grad school. His coaching career continued when he took a full-time position as the quarterbacks and receivers at Urbana University, OH in 1994-1995. He then coached at Valdosta State University from 1996-2003. He then became the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M-Commerce in 2004, where his offense set several school records. From 2005-2009, he was the Head Coach at NCAA Division II Northern State University, SD. His final collegiate coaching position was as the offensive coordinator at Ferris State University, MI from 2010-2011. His high school teaching/coaching career began at Tift County High school, GA where he was the offensive coordinator and PE teacher from 2012-2014. He was the offensive coordinator at Rome High School, GA from 2015-2020, where he helped the Wolves win the 2016 and 2017 State Championship and set the state of Georgia’s single-season all-time scoring record. He was named the Athletics Director at Rome High School in the fall of 2021.

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