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DCJHS principal resigns
Clapper accepts position in Forsyth
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Dawson County Junior High School principal Jeff Clapper is resigning after three years at the helm. His last day will be June 30.

“I want to thank the Dawson County Board of Education for allowing me to lead the transition of Dawson County Junior High for the past three years,” said Clapper. “I have enjoyed my time in Dawson County and have made some friendships which will last a lifetime.”

During his three year tenure in Dawson County, Clapper was an integral part of the school system’s realignment as the former Dawson County Middle School transformed into the junior high under his leadership.

Prior to being the junior high’s principal, Clapper was the assistant principal at Little Mill Middle School in Forsyth County. He served in that position for 14 years.

He said he has accepted a position with Forsyth County Schools, which he said will allow him to be closer to his home and family.

“I wish Dawson County continued success in the transition of the junior high,” Clapper said.

Clapper’s resignation was approved at the Feb. 12 board of education meeting. A replacement has yet to be named.