Dougherty Co. School System hires six new principals

Dougherty Co. School System hires six new principals
These six people will hold principal positions in the Dougherty County School System effective July 1. (Source: WALB)
The board approved the hires Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
The board approved the hires Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
Ken Dyer is the superintendent of the school system. (Source: WALB)
Ken Dyer is the superintendent of the school system. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A number of school principal changes are being made by the Dougherty County School System.

On Wednesday, the school board approved six principals to start at the end of the school year.

  • Dr. Shawn Davidson will serve at Lincoln Elementary Magnet School
  • Ronald Gadson will serve at Radium Springs Middle School
  • LaVenice Grace will serve at Turner Elementary School
  • Dr. Lynn Janes will serve at International Studies Elementary Charter School
  • Dr. Trina Muse will serve at Lake Park Elementary School
  • Shanekia Williams will serve at Live Oak Elementary School

Five of the principals have previously held leadership positions within the school system, mostly as assistant principals at other schools.

Dr. Muse comes from Kinchafoonee Primary School in Lee County where she served as principal.

Superintendent Ken Dyer said he's eager to see what they will be able to do at the schools.

"We think the transition in terms of understanding the school system will be minimal, understanding the nuances associated with those schools will be the learning curve they have to negotiate, but I think with the collaboration we have and strong leadership positions we have in those schools, that will be minimized as well," said Dyer.

Fifty people applied for the open positions.

There is still one principal spot left to fill at Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School.

No word on when that position will be filled.

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