At its regular meeting in May, the Gwinnett County Board of Education tapped three leaders to take the reins of schools for the 2018-19 school year.
- Dr. Kimberly Birds, an assistant principal at Northbrook Middle School, will be the new principal of Creekland Middle School. She will take over for Dr. Eddie Maresh who is taking a district leadership role as a Human Resources Staffing Director.
- Dacula Middle School will gain a new leader in Kimberly Bussey, who currently serves as an assistant principal at Twin Rivers Middle School. Ms. Bussey will succeed Dr. Kellye Riggins who has accepted a principal position in another school system.
- Marci Sledge, principal of Pinckneyville Middle School, will transfer and become the new principal of Discovery High School. This position is available due to the retirement of Discovery High School Principal Dr. Gene Taylor.
Dr. Kimberly Birds, Principal of Creekland Middle School
- Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education— Claflin University (SC)
- Master’s degree in Instruction— Central Michigan University
- Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership— Argosy University
- Educational Leadership Endorsement— Kennesaw State University
- Doctorate in Educational Leadership— Argosy University
Dr. Birds is a 2017 graduate of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Aspiring Principals Program.
Ms. Kimberly Bussey, Principal of Dacula Middle School
- Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education— Fort Valley State University
- Master’s degree in Instructional Technology— Troy State University
- Specialist’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision— Lincoln Memorial University
Ms. Bussey is a member of the 2018 Cohort of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Aspiring Principals Program.
Ms. Marci Sledge, Principal of Discovery High School
- Bachelor’s degree in Communication—University of Tulsa (OK)
- Post Baccalaureate Science Certificate—Brandeis University (MA)
- Teacher Certification Program—California State University (CA)
- Master’s degree in Educational Leadership— Georgia State University
- Specialist’s degree in Education Administration and Policy— University of Georgia
Mrs. Sledge is a 2007 graduate of the Gwinnett County Public Schools Aspiring Principals Program.