clear
Thursday May 7th, 2015 5:43AM

Penick named South Habersham principal

By Rob Moore Reporter
MT. AIRY - A familiar face is leading South Habersham Middle School effective Feb. 4.

During a brief called meeting prior to the Teacher of the Year Banquet Monday night, the Habersham County Board of Education voted 5-0 to name Daphne Penick as new principal of SHMS.

Penick has served as assistant principal at South Hab since 2007. She began her career at SHMS in 1993 and worked as a teacher and counselor there prior to becoming an administrator.

"I am very excited about Ms. Penick becoming the next principal at South Habersham Middle School," said Superintendent Matthew Cooper. "Ms. Penick has spent most of her career at South Hab and she knows the school well. The relationships she has built with the students, parents, and staff at South Habersham Middle School will serve her well as the new principal."

Penick's predecessor and former boss, Connie Franklin, also had positive things to say about Penick.

"She has a heart for students and a desire to see them succeed," Franklin said. "I am certain she will continue to lead the staff and students at SHMS in positive growth and achievement."

Franklin recently was named principal of the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training...
4:26AM ( 1 hour ago )
Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir.''
6:09PM ( 11 hours ago )
Brush fires along I-85 in Gwinnett Co. cause problems for motorists
The brush fires that were burning along an estimated six-mile stretch of I-85 southbound have now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
By Staff
4:00PM ( 13 hours ago )
Ride-hailing regulation bill gets Gov.'s signature
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Associated Press
2:37PM ( 15 hours ago )
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 17 hours ago )