Troup County School Board hires four new principals

Published 9:30 am Saturday, April 16, 2022

As part of its human resources report Thursday, the Troup County School Board approved the hiring of four new principals.

Shannah Mabry will head Clearview Elementary School, Hanna Beall Hogansville Elementary School, Keneithia Cook  West Point Elementary School and Todd McRae will head Callaway Middle School.

Last week, the school board conducted interviews for the elementary school principal positions. By Monday, the board had eight elementary candidates that were whittled down to six and then the final three. The final choice had to attend four different interviews, one at each one of the schools they applied to work at, Superintendent Dr. Brian Shumate said Monday.

“They’re all very talented people, and we feel this is the right fit for these folks in these particular positions,” Shumate said.

Debra Brock, current principal at Clearview Elementary, is retiring after 30 years with the Troup County School System.

Jan Franks, current principal at West Point Elementary, is retiring after 29 years with the Troup County School System.

Gina Turner, current principal at Hogansville Elementary, is retiring after 32 years with the Troup County School System.

SHANNAH MABRY

Shannah Mabry is the current Instructional Specialist of West Point Elementary School.

Shannah has 10 years of middle classroom teaching experience. In addition to her teaching experience, Shannah has served as an instructional support specialist and instructional coach. Shannah currently serves as an instructional specialist with the Troup County School System.

HANNA BEALL

Beall is the current Instructional Specialist of Hogansville Elementary School.

Hanna’s professional career has spanned over 17 years in all of the Troup County School System. She has served as an elementary classroom teacher for six years and as an instructional specialist for the last 11 years. 

KENEITHIA COOK

Keneithia Cook is the current Instructional Specialist of Berta Weathersbee Elementary School. She has 10 years combined elementary and middle classroom teaching experience. Keneithia served in the capacity of Vice Principal at Modern Knowledge Schools in Manama, Bahrain for two years and currently serves as an instructional specialist with the Troup County School System.

TODD MCRAE

Todd McRae will be the new principal of Callaway Middle School.

Todd has 17 years of educational experience. He served as assistant principal for a total of seven years at Mountain View Elementary and Greenville Middle School in Meriwether County.

Mr. McRae served as principal of Mountain View Elementary for four years and is currently the principal at Manchester High School.