Ethan Banks has been named the new principal of West Hall Middle, and Jared Belew has been promoted to principal at Spout Springs School of Enrichment following their recommendations by Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield during a school board work session on Monday, May 14.
Banks has worked at West Hall High since 2005, rising to the role of assistant principal and athletic director in his 14 years there. He will replace Principal Rodney Stephens, who had previously announced his resignation at the end of this school year, at West Hall Middle.
Belew currently serves as assistant principal at Spout Springs, and he will fill the top role held by Arlene Thomas, who announced her plans to retire at the end of this school year. Belew began at Spout Springs in 2005 as a media specialist before moving into administration in 2014.