Jennifer Fowler, Principal

Greetings Southgate Families, 

My name is Jennifer Fowler and I serve as the Principal of Southgate Elementary.  I am originally from Corpus Christi and spent my life on the beach. I graduated from Mary Carroll High School and then moved to San Marcos where I graduated from Texas State University. I got my Master's in Education from Concordia University in Austin. 

I am in my 19th year of education and 15 of them have been with Garland ISD.  Before being named Principal at Southgate Elementary, I served as an administrator in Frisco.  I have also been an Instructional Design Facilitator (PK-12) and taught middle school science.  

When I am not at school, I enjoy being with my family; my husband Matt, and my three children: Olivia, Luke, and Sterling. We love to visit the beach as much as possible and swim on the weekends.

I am thrilled to be spending another school year at Southgate and I look forward to inspiring and challenging our students to reach their full potential. 

Meredith Neatherlin, Assistant Principal

My name is Meredith Neatherlin and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve at Southgate Elementary. I grew up in Del City, Oklahoma and graduated from Del City High School. I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  I received my Masters Degree in Technology Leadership and Administration from Lamar University.  

I have been in the educational field for 14 years serving as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, an Interventionist, a Technology Specialist, and an Advanced Academics Instructional Specialist before taking on the administrative role as an Assistant Principal.  This is my third year as an Assistant Principal.

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family. I have a very supportive husband, Tim, and a middle-school aged daughter, Olivia. We love to vacation, play board games, and try new restaurants! 

I highly value parental engagement and believe your participation is vital. I look forward to working with you and your children as we learn and grow together.

Office Staff

Joanie Templeton, Secretary

Karla Valencia, Data Clerk

Madyson Keating, Office Aide

Rowan Sutton, Nurse