The Hall County Board of Education has recommended Suzanne Chadwick to take the role as principal at White Sulphur Elementary School for the 2019-2020.
Chadwick will not only become a principal for the first time at White Sulphur Elementary, but she will also be returning to serve a school she attended.
"While I have loved working at Chestnut Mountain School of Inquiry, I am elated to return to where my career as a student began. When White Sulphur opened in 1972, I was the first class to attend there. Nothing could make me happier than coming full circle with a community I love. Almost every extended relative I have attended White Sulphur and my mom, Laura Jones, retired from there. I know White Sulphur is an amazing school and I am thrilled to join you soon. I plan to visit this week and meet everyone. Also, I will be setting up a schedule for you to drop by this summer to meet with me if you are available. Again, I am honored to begin serving as your Principal and work alongside great people and help serve a great community."
Chadwick began her career in Hall County Schools in 1994 as a teacher at Chestnut Mountain Elementary. She entered school administration at West Hall Middle School in 2014, then transferred in 2014 to assistant principal of Chestnut Mountain Elementary, her most recent previous position with the school system.
Chadwick is also a 2019 graduate of the Aspiring Principals Academy and was CMES Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005 as well as being nominated for the award four additional times.
In her own education, Chadwick received her Bachelor of Science in Education - Math concentration, her Masters of Education in Middle Grades - language arts concentrations and Educational Specialist in Elementary Education from Brenau University and she received her Three/Four Gifted Certification from the University of Georgia. She also has numerous endorsements, including ESOL, reading and leadership. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in both Masters and Specialist programs as well.