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Carroll County School System Names New Principals, Band Directors

March 30, 2022 – The Carroll County Board of Education voted to approve three new principals and two new band directors at a Wednesday, March 30 Called Board Meeting. Cecelia Brown will serve as principal of Glanton-Hindsman Elementary School, Melissa Dearman will serve as principal of Mount Zion Elementary School, and Ginny Edwards will serve as principal of Bowdon Elementary School. All three will begin their new roles in June 2022.

“We are very excited for these current assistant principals to be placed in new assignments as principals,” Superintendent Scott Cowart said. “In each instance, they have proven themselves right for the role, as they have led with excellence and shown their individual commitment to positively changing the lives of our students.”

Cecelia Brown has 12 years of experience as an assistant principal after beginning her career as a classroom teacher and school counselor. After seven years as assistant principal at Ithica Elementary, Brown has spent this school year as assistant principal at Glanton-Hindsman. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Georgia as well as a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. Brown is a proven community leader in varied roles across multiple organizations, specifically in Villa Rica. She and her husband, Sonny, have three children.

Melissa Dearman has spent her entire 22-year career at Mount Zion Elementary, first as a teacher and then as assistant principal for the last four years. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. She has shown the ability to build relationships and improve student success. She is enrolled in the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Aspiring Principals program. She and her husband, Jeff, have three children and five granddaughters.

Ginny Edwards is a 20-year veteran educator who has served Bowdon Elementary School as assistant principal for the last five years. Her prior experience includes teaching at Mount Zion Elementary School, Sand Hill Elementary School, and in her hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of West Georgia, and a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.  Edwards was the 2014-2015 Carroll County Teacher of the Year. She is a member of the Bowdon Kiwanis Club, Bowdon Red and Black Club, and Bowdon Athletic Booster Club  and has completed the Carroll County Aspiring Leaders Program. She and her husband, Steven, have two sons.

The Board also approved two new band directors for the system. David Warren will lead the Central High School bands, and Everett Cannady will lead the Temple High School bands.

They all will begin their new positions for the 2022-2023 school year.

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