At the May 22, 2017 business meeting, the Hall County Board of Education gave unanimous approval to Superintendent Will Schofield’s recommendation of Wesley McGee to be the principal of the new high school, which is set to open in the 2018-19 school year.
This 7th traditional high school for the HCSD will be taking students from the current Flowery Branch High School and Johnson High School, both of which are over-capacity resulting from recent population growth in both school communities.
Currently, Mr. McGee serves as principal of Habersham Central High School, a position he has held since 2013. However, his career roots in education run deep in Hall County. It began in 1994 when he was employed as a science teacher at East Hall Middle School.
Then, after earning a master’s degree in administration from the University of Georgia in 2005, he accepted a position as an assistant principal at East Hall High School, where he served until 2013 when he moved to his current role in Habersham County.
Wes McGee expressed his gratitude for this new opportunity to return to Hall County Schools:
“I would like to thank Mr. Schofield and his team, as well as the Hall County Board of Education, for giving me this opportunity to return to the place I like to call home. I am truly excited to rejoin such an amazing team that puts kids first, striving to instill character, competency, and rigor into the education we provide. This is such an amazing opportunity to open a new school. The foundation for success will be building relationships, and so I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community as a whole that will make up the new 7th district high school. I would also like to thank my beautiful wife Jennifer, and my five wonderful children Ansley, Rachel, Jayden, Weslyn, and Zane for their love and support as I make this transition.”