A 24-year veteran of the Hall County School District is in line to be the new principal for The Foundry and the associate principal for Lanier College and Career Academy (LCCA).
Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday morning that he will recommend Mitch Murphy for the position. Murphy will take over for current principal Jeff Jenkins who is retiring at the end of the year after 29 years of service to the Hall County School District.
Murphy began his career in Hall County in 1996 at Lyman Hall Elementary School, teaching physical education and serving as a coach at Johnson and Flowery Branch High Schools. In 2008, he transitioned into school leadership, serving as an assistant principal at Lanier Charter Career Academy. In 2012, Murphy assumed the role of assistant principal at the Academies of Discovery at South Hall, and after one year he transferred to East Hall Middle School where he was an assistant principal for six years. Murphy has been an assistant principal for Cherokee Bluff Middle and High Schools for the 2019-20 school year.
"Mitch Murphy has a heart for service,” said Schofield. “He understands that building relationships is the foundation for all that we do - in meeting the needs of our students and in supporting those who work with them."
Murphy holds three degrees from the University of Georgia: a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science, a Master of Education Degree in Health and Physical Education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership.