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Mercer Named 22-23 Principal at Alliance Academy for Innovation

It is with pleasure that we announce Karl Mercer, current principal of West Forsyth High, as the incoming 22-23 principal for Alliance Academy for Innovation. Mr. Mercer has been a member of the Forsyth County Schools family since 2002 when he joined the staff as a math teacher at Forsyth Central High. In 2009, Mr. Mercer was named assistant principal at Forsyth Central High until 2012. He served in the role of Forsyth County Schools Assessment Coordinator from 2012 to 2014 and as Forsyth County Schools Director of Accountability from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Mercer was named principal at West Forsyth High in 2017. He holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and a specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
Alliance principal Brandi Cannizzaro has taken a position in the school district’s teaching and learning department. FCS district staff will be meeting with West Forsyth High LSC and a new principal announcement will be made by the end of June. We congratulate both leaders and wish them the best in their new roles!