Phone: 256.771.7147


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S., Education, Athens State University M.S., Education, University of West Alabama Ed.S., Education, Walden University Ed.D., Education, Walden University

Dr. Nelson Brown

Dr. Nelson Brown is the principal at Athens Renaissance School. He served as teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Madison prior to joining ARS in 2017. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Athens State University, his Master of Science from the University of West Alabama, his Ed. S. from Walden University, and his Ed.D. from Walden University. He is happily married to his wife Suzie and they have three sons, Nelson Jr., Kobe, and Branden.  

Assistant Principal

Phone: 256-771-7147


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education, The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa M.A. in Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership, University of West Alabama

Mrs. Catherine Preston

I have previously served and educated as an elementary classroom teacher and instructional technology facilitator in Limestone County Schools before joining Athens Renaissance School in 2020. I earned my bachelors degree in elementary education from The University of Alabama and my master of arts as well as my education specialist degrees in instructional leadership from the University of West Alabama.

I am a native of Limestone County. I am married to Ben Preston of East Limestone and we have two daughters, Savannah and Everly. We are new puppy owners and have fallen in love with our yorkiepoo, Miss Rosie Belle. We are active members of Fairview Baptist Church of East Limestone. We enjoy spending time outside, attending volleyball games, and playing a family game of Rummikub.