National Principals Month recognized

  • At the top, from left, Lydia Bennett of Hartwell Elementary, J.T. Stewart of South Hart Elementary and Haley Smith of North Hart Elementary. At the bottom is Kevin Gaines, left, Hart County High School and Jacqueline Brock, right, Hart County Middle School.
    At the top, from left, Lydia Bennett of Hartwell Elementary, J.T. Stewart of South Hart Elementary and Haley Smith of North Hart Elementary. At the bottom is Kevin Gaines, left, Hart County High School and Jacqueline Brock, right, Hart County Middle School.
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Hart County Charter System Superintendent Jay Floyd knows from experience how difficult the job of a principal can be. 

Principals determine the culture of the schools they lead and the vision for the future of those schools, he said. 

As a superintendent, he relies on principals daily to make the five schools here in Hart County run smoothly. That is why he is quick to point out that October is National Principals Month and even quicker to recognize them for the work they do. 

“They have to have tough conversations with parents, teachers or students about issues that make other people uncomfortable,” Floyd said. “There is a balance that all principals must walk between keeping students safe, listening to parent concerns and supporting teachers.” 

Each principal in Hart County does a fine job with finding that balance, he added.