Jamey Moore is the choice as new principal of North Hall High School.
“He just displays and has a history of the kind of admirable character that we find so necessary in our leaders in the Hall County School District,” Superintendent Will Schofield said. “He just has been right in the middle of all of the changes and the innovation going on in teaching and learning over the last 10 years.”
Moore, 41, has been the director of Curriculum and Instruction for Gainesville City Schools for four years.
He is replacing Joe Gheesling, who plans to retire at the end of the school year.
“I have known for a very long time that I want to be a principal,” Moore said. “North Hall is such a strong community.”
Prior to his current position, Moore served as the Gainesville system’s 6-12 instructional coach in English/language arts, and as K-12 writing coordinator.
He’s also been a teacher and coach at Gainesville High School.
“It will be very hard to say goodbye to so many friends that I have worked closely with during my 17 years with Gainesville City,” Moore added. “I have been overwhelmed with congratulatory messages from my colleagues in Gainesville and Hall County. This is such a special community to be a part of.”
Moore’s new position will be finalized after a vote by the Board of Education during a called meeting, 8 a.m. Thursday at the Hall district’s central office, 711 Green St., Gainesville.
Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she plans to begin an interview process to fill Moore’s position after spring break.
“We are appreciative of everything Jamey’s done for us,” she said. “He will always be a valued friend and colleague.”
Dyer will work with future Gainesville Superintendent Wanda Creel to find the ideal candidate, as Moore’s position next year was changing to focus more on continuing the city system’s technology initiatives.
Moore has had the goal of being a principal for some time, Dyer said.
“I think the challenge of good is becoming great,” Schofield said. “And I think Jamey is the kind of inclusive servant-leader that will get up with that community and with those teachers and with those students and say, ‘We’re pretty good but how do we take it to the next level, which is incredible?’ That’s just his nature.”