The Hall County Board of Education on Monday, May 13, approved the appointment of Suzanne Chadwick as the new principal of White Sulphur Elementary beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
Chadwick began her career in the Hall County School District in August 1994 as a teacher at Chestnut Mountain Elementary.
In 2010, she moved into school administration as an assistant principal at West Hall Middle before moving to Chestnut Mountain Elementary in 2014 in the same role.
For Chadwick, White Sulphur Elementary offers a return to home.
“I am overwhelmed with excitement to be returning ‘home,’” Chadwick said in a press release. “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.”
Chadwick said she feels like she has come full circle in her professional and personal life with her return to White Sulphur Elementary
“Almost every extended relative I have attended White Sulphur and my mom, Laura Jones, retired from there,” Chadwick said. “I know White Sulphur is an amazing school and I am thrilled to join.”
Chadwick said she plans to visit the school this week to begin meeting faculty, students and parents.
“I am honored to begin serving as your principal and work alongside great people and help serve a great community,” she said.
Chadwick will take over for Dr. Betsy Ainsworth, who will become the new principal at Chestnut Mountain Elementary.
The board of education approved Ainsworth’s appointment in March when it was announced that current Chestnut principal Wade Pearce planned to resign and return to a leadership role at Eagle Ranch in Hall County.