Congratulations to our Three 22-23 Retiring FCS Principals!
Forsyth County Schools announces the retirement of three beloved principals at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year:
· Dr. Lynne Castleberry, principal of Whitlow Elementary School, is retiring effective May 31, 2023, after 38 years. She is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, having attended Midway Elementary and graduated from Forsyth County High. Dr. Castleberry’s ties to FCS are deep. Her mother, both sisters, husband, and one child have all been (or are) employed by FCS. Dr. Castleberry began her career in education as a teacher in 1985 at Chestatee Elementary and was promoted to assistant principal at Sawnee Elementary and Primary in 1994. In 2001, she was named principal of Cumming Elementary. Dr. Castleberry was selected to open Whitlow Elementary in 2009, where she presently serves as principal. Under her leadership, Whitlow Elementary became STEM certified in 2015 and is currently Cognia and State of Georgia STEM Certified.
· Dr. Gary Davison, principal of Lambert High School, is retiring on June 30, 2023, after 33 years in education, including 22 years in Forsyth County Schools. Prior to coming to Georgia, he was a paraprofessional, teacher, and administrator in Missouri from 1991 to 1999. Dr. Davison joined FCS in 2002 as an assistant principal at Settles Bridge Elementary from Dekalb County where he held assistant principal positions at Dunwoody and Lakeside high schools. He was promoted to principal in 2003 at Settles Bridge Elementary. In 2006, Dr. Davison was named principal of South Forsyth High and served there until 2008 when he was tapped to open Lambert High. Since 2009, Dr. Davison has served as the principal of Lambert High, an award-winning school since its inception.
· Mrs. Laura Wilson, principal of South Forsyth High School, is retiring on June 30, 2023. After having a successful career as a biochemist/environmental engineer, Mrs. Wilson fell in love with teaching and joined South Forsyth High as a science teacher in 2004. She transferred to West Forsyth High in 2007 as a science teacher. While at West Forsyth High Mrs. Wilson fulfilled various leadership positions including 504 Coordinator, Hospital Homebound and RTI Coordinator, and Graduation Coach. In 2012, she was promoted to assistant principal at South Forsyth High and was named principal of the school in 2015. Throughout Mrs. Wilson’s tenure at South Forsyth High, the school has consistently excelled in all areas of academics, fine arts, and athletics.
We join the thousands of students, teachers, staff, and families these three leaders have positively impacted by thanking them deeply for their service and congratulating them on their distinguished careers.