The county’s middle and high schools will have new assistant principals in the upcoming school year following unanimous approvals from the Bryan County Board of Education during a called work session meeting May 17 at the Community Education Center in Richmond Hill.
The new assistant principals are as follows: Blaine Ennis at Bryan County Middle School; Marcy Lee at Bryan County High School; Jessica Ogden at Richmond Hill Middle School; and Kaitlin Hutchinson and Stacy Bennett at Richmond Hill High School.
“The Bryan County Board of Education should be commended on its leadership and support for our district that was demonstrated tonight through approving the appointments of these quality leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release. “I look forward to the contributions and value these leaders will add to the Bryan County Schools team, as well as the positive impact they will have on our students, staff, parents and community.”
Blaine Ennis, assistant principal – Bryan County Middle School
Ennis currently serves as the intervention specialist at Bryan County Middle School. Prior to her current position, she taught reading, language arts and math to Bryan County Middle School students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
Ennis has been employed with the district since 2006, immediately following earning her Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education from Georgia Southern University. She has served Bryan County Schools in many leadership roles, including department chair, team lead, Read 180 coordinator and assistant athletic director.
Following completion of her bachelor’s degree, Ennis went on to earn a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction and technology and an Educational Specialist degree in gifted education from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Marcy Lee, assistant principal/ athletic director – Bryan County High School
Lee currently serves as a classroom teacher and athletic coordinator at Paulding County High School in Paulding County, Georgia. She has served as a teacher, athletic trainer and track coach at the high school level with Paulding County Schools since 2008.
Prior to that time, she served as a teacher and athletic trainer for both Bartow and Cobb county schools, beginning in 2001. She also currently teaches online graduate courses for Concordia University and previously managed a prestigious fitness facility for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta.
Lee holds certifications as National Certified Athletic Trainer, Georgia Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Personal Trainer and National Registered Emergency Medical Technician. She earned a Bachelor of Health degree in physical education and sport science from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Sport Science and Doctor of Sports Management degrees from United States Sports Academy.
Jessica Ogden, assistant principal – Richmond Hill Middle School
Ogden currently serves as instructional lead teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School. She began her career with Bryan County Schools in 2015 as a classroom teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School.
Prior to that time, she served as a teacher at Miller Magnet Middle School in Macon. Ogden has fulfilled various leadership roles, including grade level chair, membership on the leadership team and professional development chair.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction and Educational Specialist degree in educational leadership, both from Georgia College and State University.
Kaitlin Hutchinson, assistant principal – Ric hmond Hill High School
Hutchinson began her career with Bryan County Schools in 2017 as an Exceptional Student Services teacher at Bryan County High School. She currently serves as an Exceptional Student Services teacher at Richmond Hill High School.
Prior to joining the Bryan County Schools team, she served as intervention specialist at Eastland Career Center in Groveport, Ohio. Hutchinson has served in various leadership roles, including as a member of the building leadership team and faculty advisory committee.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Arts in education with a concentration in special education from Otterbein University. She also completed the Otterbein University Adolescent and Young Adult Teaching Licensure Program.
Stacy Bennett, assistant principal/ assistant athletic director – Richmond Hill High School
Bennett currently serves as a teacher at Richmond Hill High School in the CTAE pathway of business education.
He began his career with Bryan County Schools in 2010 and has served in various leadership roles during his tenure, including department head, leadership team member, Saturday School administrator, head baseball coach and assistant athletic director. He has also served as a mentor for new teachers completing teacher preparation programs.
Bennett earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Armstrong State University, a Master of Education in secondary education from Grand Canyon University and an Educational Specialist degree in leadership from Valdosta State University.