Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson announced three principal transfers Friday for Brooklet Elementary, Sallie Zetterower Elementary and William James Middle School. Beginning July 1, Marlin Baker will become principal at Sallie Z, Mike Yawn will move to BES and Julie Mizell will lead WJMS. Combined these educators have more than 65 years of teaching experience, and each one has served nearly 10 years as an administrator in the school system. Wilson and the Board of Education are finalizing principal assignments in preparation for the annual renewal of administrator contracts in May.
While principal new hires and promotions require Board approval, the superintendent approves transfers of existing principals. “Each of our schools is unique and has individual improvement needs based on the children it serves,” said Wilson. “I want to best match the strengths of our leaders to the needs of our students.”
Baker, Mizell and Yawn each have 22 years of experience as educators. Baker has been with the school district for 11 years, nine of those as principal of BES. Mizell has served Bulloch County for 21 years. Her administrative roles have included serving as an assistant principal at Statesboro High, and for the last four years, she has been the principal at SZES. Yawn also has 21 years of service with Bulloch County Schools. He has led the WJMS team for the past nine years.
Other recent principal announcements include the following: the promotion of Stilson Elementary’s assistant principal, Stephen Hoyle, to lead Southeast Bulloch High; and the approval of interim principals Dr. Laurie Mascolo and Jennifer Wade as principals of Portal Elementary and Mill Creek Elementary respectively.