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Principal Appointments and Retirements for 2020-21

Principal Appointments, Effective June 30, 2020

East Forsyth HS (Opening August 2021)

Jeff Cheney, current principal of North Forsyth HS, came to Forsyth County Schools from Savannah-Chatham in 2006. Mr. Cheney served as a teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, and principal in Savannah-Chatham.  At South Forsyth HS he served as an assistant principal and was promoted to principal in 2012. Mr. Cheney became the principal at North Forsyth HS in 2015.

Hendricks MS (Opening August 2021)

Cheryl Riddle, current principal of Liberty MS, began her 20-year career with Forsyth County in 1999 at Chattahoochee ES as a special education teacher. She transferred to Liberty MS when it opened in 2002, taught at North Forsyth MS and served at the district level as a special education facilitator. Ms. Riddle served as an assistant principal at North Forsyth MS and Little Mill MS and became principal of Liberty MS in 2015. 

Principal Retirements, Effective June 30, 2020

Sandy Tinsley joined the Forsyth County Schools family as a science teacher at North Forsyth MS in 2001. She served as a quality work facilitator at Vickery Creek MS and assistant principal at Vickery Creek MS, Little Mill MS and Otwell MS. In 2009 Ms. Tinsely was named the principal of South Middle MS. During her 10-year tenure at South Forsyth MS, the school was named a Georgia School of Excellence, National Blue Ribbon School, and Lighthouse Schools to Watch.  

Kim Head is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and graduate of Forsyth County High School. She began teaching at South Forsyth HS in 1989 and worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) for South Forsyth HS, North Forsyth HS, and North Forsyth MS. In 2003, Ms. Head was named an administrative assistant at South Forsyth HS. She became an assistant principal at Forsyth Central HS in 2004, where she was instrumental in establishing the STEM Academy, the first of its kind in the system. Ms. Head was promoted to principal of Lakeside MS in 2016.