FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two new high school principals were appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Education.
Forsyth Central High School Principal Rudy Hampton and West Forsyth High Principal Betty Pope announced they would be retiring.
Beginning July 1, Heather Gordy and Mitch Young will be leading West Forsyth High School and Forsyth Central High School, respectively.
Gordy, who is the current assistant principal at Lambert High School, will be the principal of West Forsyth.
Gordy has served as an assistant principal at Lambert High School and South Forsyth High School since 2007.
Prior to that, she taught AP U.S. history, American government and economics at Forsyth Central High School. Gordy also has additional teaching experience in two other Georgia school systems.
She received her professional degrees from the University of Alabama and Kennesaw State University.
"It is an honor to become a part of a school with such a rich history of high expectations and academic achievement," Gordy said.
Young, the assistant principal at West Forsyth High School, will be taking over the principal chair at Forsyth Central.
Young has served as an assistant principal at West Forsyth High School and Lambert High School since 2010.
He began his career in Forsyth County as a social studies teacher, AP coordinator and administrative assistant at West Forsyth High School in 2007.
Young has additional teaching and coaching experience in Gwinnett County and at the college level.
He received his professional degrees from Florida State University and the University of Georgia.
"I am thrilled at the opportunity granted me by Dr. [L.C. Buster] Evans and our Board of Education," Young said. "I know how special Forsyth Central High School is to Cumming and Forsyth County, and I look forward to continuing the great work Mr. Hampton and his leadership team have undertaken."