Principal Appointment Announcement (2/12)
Megan Thompson, Lakeside Middle School
2019-20 principal, Kim Head, is retiring.
Dr. Thompson began her career as a social studies teacher at Oglethorpe Academy in Savannah in 2000. Before coming to Forsyth County in 2011 she held teaching positions at all school levels in Bulloch County, Gwinnett County, and Dekalb County. Dr. Thompson started teaching at South Forsyth Middle School, then became an assistant principal at Sharon Elementary School for three years prior to transferring to Lakeside Middle School as an assistant principal in 2017. She has been a Teacher of the Year as well as a committee member on two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. She holds a doctorate degree from Walden University.
Amanda Thrower, Liberty Middle School
2019-20 principal, Cheryl Riddle, is moving to Hendricks Middle School.
Ms. Thrower is coming full circle after beginning her teaching career in 2002 as an English teacher at Liberty Middle School. Her entire professional career has been in Forsyth County, serving at North Forsyth High School, Riverwatch Middle School, and Forsyth Central High School. In addition to teaching, she has been a media specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, Quality Work Facilitator, and an assistant principal at both the middle and high school levels. Mrs. Thrower holds a specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Molly Bradley, South Forsyth Middle School
2019-20 principal, Sandy Tinsley, is retiring.
Ms. Bradley is currently an assistant principal at West Forsyth High School. She has served as an assistant principal for nine years, five years at West and four years at Woodland High in Stockbridge. Prior to her leadership roles, including Instructional Lead Teacher, Ms. Bradley was an English teacher in McDonough, as well as Indiana and Michigan. She serves on the Board of Directors at Jessie’s House and is a member of various professional organizations. She holds a specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
Bob Carnaroli, North Forsyth High School
2019-20 principal, Jeff Cheney, is moving to East Forsyth High School.
Mr. Carnaroli is a veteran educator with 35 years’ experience in Georgia, Indiana, and Florida. He began his career as a physical education teacher in an elementary school in Tampa, Florida. Since coming to Forsyth County, Mr. Carnaroli has served as the lead counselor and administrative assistant at North Forsyth High School, lead counselor and assistant principal at West Forsyth High School, and presently serves as assistant principal at Denmark High School. He was named the FCS High School Counselor of the Year in February 2007, and FCS Employee of the Month (Administrator) in February 2019. Mr. Carnaroli holds master’s degrees from both the University of South Florida and the University of Notre Dame.