After reconvening from closed session on July 15, the Henry County School Board approved a recommendation by Schools Superintendent Sandy Strayer to fill four administrative positions.
Anna Carlton will serve as assistant principal at Bassett High School. Carlton, who currently teaches at FC Middle School, has served students as a teacher since 2012.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the Bassett family. I look forward to collaborating and building relationships with the Bengal students, staff, and families to continue the tradition of excellence present at BHS,” she said.
Crystal Dixon will be principal at Rich Acres Elementary School. Currently, she serves as assistant principal at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School. Prior to her service at FC, Dixon served students as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal.
“I am excited to return to the elementary school I attended and work alongside staff, students and parents to continue the Buccaneer tradition of excellence. I look forward to supporting the continued growth of every student as they strive to achieve foundational learning milestones,” Dixon said.
Kelsey Gardner will serve as assistant principal at Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School. She is currently the reading specialist at Sanville Elementary School and has served as a teacher since 2012.
“I am both honored and thrilled to be joining the Cavalier family. Alongside Mrs. Perry and Mr. Seiy, I look forward to collaborating with the entire school community to continue supporting all students in knowledge and excellence. After a difficult pandemic year, I am excited to welcome students back into our building for a fantastic new year,” she said.
Katrina Perry will be principal at Laurel Park Middle School. Perry currently serves as principal at Rich Acres Elementary School and has previously served students as a teacher and assistant principal.
“My heart is happy to be joining the Lancer family. As the new principal, I am looking forward to this opportunity where my passions can help to inspire teaching and learning, while building supportive and healthy relationships. My focus will be to ensure every child is provided with an exceptional educational experience where academic excellence and social emotional wellness is a priority,” Perry said.
“I am excited to have these leaders partner with our families to support students at their respective schools. Their enthusiasm for learning will certainly serve to encourage students and staff members to continue to excel,” Strayer said.