Superintendent Will Schofield announced today his intent to recommend Christy Cantrell as the next Principal of Chestatee High School. The recommendation will be made at the next board meeting, June 14, 2021. The district is working on a transition date to take place in June, pending board approval.
Cantrell has been the Associate Principal at Chestatee High School since 2017. She will replace Principal Suzanne Jarrard who will transition full time to the central office as Director of Middle and Secondary Education.
“Ms. Cantrell has been a War Eagle since the school opened in 2002,” said Superintendent Will Schofield. “As a teacher, an Assistant Principal, and an Associate Principal, she has demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to her students and to the Chestatee community. We celebrate this next step in her career, knowing full well she will continue to serve Chestatee with wisdom, passion, and that War Eagle pride.”
Cantrell has 24 years of experience in education. After serving 2 years teaching in a private school setting, she began her career in Hall County as a math teacher and coach at North Hall High School (1999-2001). She transferred to Chestatee High School when the school opened in 2002 and has spent the last 19 years there serving as a math teacher, coach, and an administrator.
“I could not be more excited about my new role at Chestatee High School,” said Cantrell. “I vow to serve the CHS community by continuing to support the wonderful students and educators who I am blessed to work with every day.”
“My family has been instrumental in my career as a teacher and administrator. Special thanks and love to my parents, Johnny and Cheryl Wilson, my husband, Joe Cantrell, and my wonderful sons, Will and Bryan. I would not be here today without their prayers, love and support.”
Cantrell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education from North Georgia College and a Master’s Degree in Education and Leadership from North Georgia College and State University.