Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.
If approved by the Board of Education, Bales will replace Dr. Eloise Barron, who will retire at the end of the semester.
The school board will decide on the recommendation at its Dec. 12 meeting.
“Kevin Bales is a servant leader who has worked in numerous capacities within the district for 22 years,” Schofield said in a news release. “His leadership experience, technical knowledge, and genuine caring for others make him the natural choice to follow Dr. Barron.”
“The scope of the work is awe-inspiring, but I will not be working alone,” Bales said in the news release. “The reality of the situation is that we have tremendous team members within our district, and together we serve students by meeting their diverse needs.”
Bales now serves as executive director for school improvement. He began with the district in 1994 as a teacher at West Hall Middle School, and became assistant principal in 2001. He was chosen principal at East Hall Middle in 2006 before moving to the district office in his current position in 2012.
Bales holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville and a master’s degree in education leadership from the University of Georgia in 1999 and an Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership from Liberty University in 2006.
He and his wife Tracey have four children.