Teddy Mack, Assistant Director of Bands at North Paulding High School is a native of Alpharetta, Georgia. Mr. Mack is responsible for assisting in the entirety of the North Paulding Band Program. This includes the Wolfpack Pride Marching Band, four concert bands, jazz band, percussion ensemble, indoor percussion, and winterguard.
Mr. Mack received his Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Prior to working at North Paulding, Mr. Mack was the Director of Bands at New Hampstead High School in Bloomingdale, Georgia. While there he grew the program by 50% and earned Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation.
Joseph Stephens, a native of Newnan, Georgia graduated from East Coweta High School in 2009. He attended Jacksonville State University where he obtained a bachelors in Music Education and having studied under Dr. Ken Bodiford, Clint Gillespie, Dr. Tony McCutchen, and Chris Lindley.
During his tenure at Jacksonville State, Mr. Stephens was a member of the Marching Southerners. He was appointed drum captain during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. While attending JSU, he performed with numerous ensembles within the department of music. Mr. Stephens has also marched with various independent ensembles including Odyssey Percussion Theater in 2009, Terminus Atlanta Percussion in 2011, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013, and Atlanta Quest in 2014.
Mr. Stephens instructional experience includes numerous scholastic groups throughout Georgia and Alabama including East Coweta High School, Hillgrove High School, North Cobb High School, Carrollton High School, Baldwin High School, Albertville High School, Buford High School, Gilmer County High School, Jacksonville High School, Calera High School, Shelby County High School, and St. Clair County High School.
Mr. Stephens is currently an Assistant Director/Percussion Director at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia and serves as the Battery Coordinator for the DCA Open Class Finalist Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Stephens is currently endorsed by Dynasty USA and Bergerault percussion instruments and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.
Alex Naughton is the Guard Director at North Paulding High School. He is a native of Newnan, GA, but currently resides in Woodstock, GA. Mr. Naughton has a background in theatre and performing arts and started performing color guard in school. He graduated from East Coweta High School in 2015 and currently attends Kennesaw State University. He has performed with Atlanta CV and won a gold medal in DCI with the Bluecoats and is still in the color guard with them to this day. He has also competed at a national level in winter guard at WGI with Reverie Independent. He has made a finals appearance the past 3 years. Mr. Naughton has also worked with Flowery Branch High School and Flowery Branch High School JV winterguard. He has learned from Hall of Famers Jon Vanderkolff and Jim Moore, along with instruction by Greg Lagola, Shavon Garcia, Carol Abohatab, Kathy Pearson, and Lauren Drislane.