McAllister Elementary got its first principal, and Bryan County High, Richmond Hill Primary and Carver Elementary each got a new principal after the Bryan County Board of Education voted last week to shuffle principals at several schools for the 2015-16 school year.
As a result, Mary Ann Tiedemann will be McAllister’s principal when the new school opens next fall.
Tiedemann currently is the principal of Richmond Hill Primary, a job she’s held for seven years. She will be replaced by Richmond Hill High
School Assistant Principal Nancy Highsmith, who also spent three years as an assistant principal in Chatham County.
Carver Elementary Principal Crystal Morales take the same job at Bryan County High, replacing first-year Principal Cari Delatorre, who asked to be reassigned to an assistant principal’s position to spend more time with her family, Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said.
Morales has been Carver principal for seven years as well.
Karen Smith, an assistant principal at Richmond Hill Elementary, will replace Morales as Carver principal. Smith has worked as a teacher, curriculum-resource teacher and assistant principal since 2002.
Assistant principal appointments include naming Bivins Miller, currently an assistant principal at Richmond Hill High, as assistant principal at McAllister.
Miller was a special-education teacher before becoming an assistant principal at RHHS.
“The school leaders who were approved this evening are an indication of the continued success of Bryan County Schools,” Brooksher said in a news release issued after the March 26 meeting. “I truly look forward to the positive impact they will have on the students, staff, parents and communities they serve. The Bryan County Board of Education should be commended on tonight’s appointments, as they are a reflection of their commitment to quality leadership.”