Following approval by the Hall County School Board, Dr. Ashley Hope will assume the role of interim Principal at Sardis Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Hope will succeed current Principal Neil Yarrington, who announced his retirement on Friday, Oct. 23.
“Sardis Elementary will be in good hands under Dr. Ashley Hope’s leadership,” said Schofield in a press release Thursday. “She understands that strong relationships are at the foundation of community, school culture, and solid instruction. She has a wide range of experiences in the field of education which will serve her well as principal.”
Hope has served as the school’s assistant principal since 2018 and previously worked as a teacher in Richmond County, Dekalb County and Cherokee County. She has additional experience as the Race to the Top Coordinator for White County Schools, Assessment Specialist at the Georgia State Department of Education and Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at UNC Pembroke and Valdosta State University.
“I’m honored Mr. Schofield has put his faith and trust in me to lead Sardis in this capacity,” said Dr. Hope. “I want to thank him and the Board of Education for giving me the opportunity to serve our Sardis Bobcat family. Sardis is a very special school and one I consider the most caring place on Earth. Our staff are some of the best I have had the pleasure of working alongside, and I’m enthusiastic about Sardis’ future.”