The Bryan County school board has approved the appointment of new principals and assistant principals for Bryan County High School, Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Elementary School.
The appointments were announced Friday morning in a press release. It's included below.
At its regular meeting on Thursday, June 28, the Bryan County Board of Education approved recommendations to appoint new leadership at Bryan County High School, Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Elementary School. The appointments were unanimously approved through an action taken during the meeting at the Bryan County Board of Education Office in Black Creek.
“With its approval of the appointment of these quality leaders, the Bryan County Board of Education has demonstrated a solid commitment to continuing our focus on excellence. “I look forward to the positive impact these leaders will have on our students, staff, parents and the Bryan County community”, said Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued today.
Ms. Mary Beth Blankenship, Interim Principal – Bryan County High School
Ms. Blankenship served for the last two academic years as the principal at Gardendale High School in Jefferson County, AL. Prior to her tenure at Gardendale High School, she served for 11 years in the roles of principal and assistant principal at both the middle and high school levels. She began her career in education as a physical education teacher, when she also served as head coach in basketball, softball and volleyball. Ms. Blankenship holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Education Specialist degree from University of Montevallo.
Ms. Brandi Hendrix, Assistant Principal – Bryan County High School
Ms. Hendrix has served as the Bryan County Schools coordinator of curriculum and instruction since her hire in 2014. She began her career in education in 2000, when she became a teacher at Statesboro High School. Following her 12-year tenure as a classroom teacher, she was promoted to the position of Instructional Coach at Claxton High School and served in that role for two years. Throughout Ms. Hendrix’s career she has held many leadership roles, including department chair, SACS committee chair, Academic Support Team lead and Twenty-First Century Program supervisor. Ms. Hendrix holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Master of Science in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University, as well as an Education Specialist degree from Capella University.
Ms. Jessica Stanley, Assistant Principal – Richmond Hill High School
Ms. Stanley most recently served as a teacher/special education coordinator at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. While at Lowndes High School, she was also a department chair and instructional supervisor, directly supporting 26 teachers and 14 paraprofessionals. Ms. Stanley has also functioned as a new teacher mentor while taking on leadership roles at Lowndes High School. She began her career in education as a science teacher, while also serving as Student Council sponsor, as well as soccer and softball coach. Ms. Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University.
Dr. Brittney Mobley – Assistant Principal – Richmond Hill Elementary School
Dr. Mobley has served for the last four years as the principal at Taylors Creek Elementary School in Hinesville, Georgia. She began her career in education in 2003 as a teacher at Taylors Creek Elementary School. Following her time in the classroom, she served in other roles as Instructional Technology Specialist, Pre-K Site Director and Assistant Principal, all with Liberty County Schools. Dr. Mobley earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.