Worth Co. school board hires new high school principal

Worth Co. school board hires new high school principal
Scott Kersh

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The Worth County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to hire a new principal for Worth County High School.

Scott Kersh comes to Worth County Schools from Toccoa, where he was Stephens County High School principal since 2016.

He was the assistant principal of Habersham Central High School in Mt. Airy, prior to that. Kersh also served as a teacher and coach in Hall and Banks counties.

In a news release, Superintendent Bill Settle said that Kersh taught various subjects, including special education in middle school and high school and holds certifications in numerous subjects.

Kersh has also coached football, baseball and wrestling, and has 19 years of experience as an educator.

He has experience in business and law, serving as an attorney for three years, as a graduate of John Marshall Law School.

Kersh earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Piedmont College, and an MBA in management from Brenau University.

Scott grew up in a large family in Gainesville and graduated from Johnson High School.

In their spare time he and his wife, Keri, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. Scott and Keri are members of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville.

Kersh has a tentative start date of June 10, 2019 at Worth County High School, and replaces Harley Calhoun, who was WCHS principal for three years.

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