The Bryan County Schools Board of Education appointed two new principals and two new assistant principals for the 2017-2018 school year at its recent meeting.
New principals will be in place next school year at Bryan County High School and Lanier Primary School, while Bryan County Elementary School and Bryan County Middle School will get new assistant principals.
“The Board of Education’s commitment and focus on continuing the great work within our district was demonstrated through approving the appointments of these dynamic leaders,” said Superintendent Paul Brooksher in a statement released Monday morning. “I look forward to the positive impact these leaders will have on students, staff, parents and the Bryan County community.”
Following the recent appointment of Bryan County High School principal Crystal Morales as coordinator of alternative education and student services for the 2017201818 school year, David Tucker was appointed as her replacement. Tucker currently serves as assistant principal at the school. He was initially hired as an assistant principal at Richmond Hill High School in 2015. Prior to that he taught at Tattnall County High School, where he taught economics and AP world history. During his tenure he has received several honors, including the 2010 Tattnall
County STAR Teacher, Teacher of the Year finalist four straight years (20092012), and 2013 Tattnall County High School Teacher of the Year. Tucker holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Georgia Southern University.
Eileen Emerson was appointed principal at Lanier Primary School as a result of the resignation of Lynnie Brooke Clemens, who has taken an opportunity to focus more closely on her family. Emerson’s tenure with Bryan County Schools began in 2000, when she was hired as a classroom teacher at Carver Elementary School. In 2008 she was promoted to assistant principal at Richmond Hill Primary School, and in 2013 she joined the leadership team at Richmond Hill Middle School, where she served until her appointment at Lanier Primary School. Emerson holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Kansas State University, a master of arts degree from Cambridge College, and a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from Georgia Southern University.
Alison Holcombe will be the new assistant principal at Bryan County Elementary School. She currently serves as the intervention specialist at Lanier Primary School, where she has provided support for teachers, students and administration since 2015. She began her career with Bryan County Schools in 1999, when she was hired as a second grade teacher at Lanier Primary School.
Holcombe was selected as Lanier Primary Schools’ 201112 Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2011-2012 system-wide Teacher of the Year. She holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education and a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from Georgia Southern University. She also holds an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction.
Abram Scott will be the new assistant principal at Bryan County Middle School. He currently serves as a special education teacher at Richmond Hill High School, where he has served since 2016. From 2012 until his hire with Bryan County Schools, he served as a special education teacher and grade level coleader at Statesboro High School in Bulloch County. Scott holds a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from Western Carolina University and a master of arts in teaching from Georgia Southern University.