Friday, March 26, 2004

New Coweta principals named

The Coweta County Board of Education met in called session Tuesday to approve Scott Floyd as principal of Madras Middle School and Dr. Laurie Jackson as principal of Smokey Road Middle School. Both will begin at their new posts in July.

Jackson is replacing outgoing principal Ann Mitchell at Smokey Road. She is currently the assistant principal at Arnall Middle School, a position she has held for two years. An eight-year educator, she taught English at Newnan High School for six years. She earned her B.A. from the University of Georgia, her master’s in administration and supervision from the State University of West Georgia, and her specialist and doctorate degrees in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota.

Jackson is also a National Board Certified teacher and was Newnan High School Teacher of the Year in 1999 and NHS STAR Teacher in 2000 and 2001.

Jackson will be joined by Daniel Barron, who was approved as an assistant principal at Smokey Road. Barron is currently the assistant principal at Newnan Crossing Elementary School.

Floyd was chosen as the permanent principal of Madras. Karen Wyler has served as interim principal there since November, following the passing of Madras principal Lauren Stepaniak.

Floyd is currently assistant principal at Newnan High School, a position he has held for three years. He is a 12-year educator, including three years as a teacher at Evans and Arnall middle schools and three years as an administrator at Newnan High School.

He earned his B.A. degree from Columbus College and his master’s in educational leadership from the State University of West Georgia. He is pursuing his specialist and doctorate degrees at Samford University.

“Ann Mitchell and Karen Wyler have both done wonderful jobs, and Ann and Karen will continue to serve as administrators in the Coweta County School System,” said Superintendent Peggy Connell. “Laurie Jackson and Scott Floyd both come to Smokey Road and Madras with strong middle school experience, and both of them know the community their schools are serving. I believe they are both a very good fit for their new schools.”

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