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Dawson County Schools hires Paige Galt as new DCMS principal
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Paige Galt has been hired as the new principal for Dawson County Middle School, following approval by the Dawson County Board of Education during last Friday’s called board meeting. 

According to a press release by the school system, Galt will take over the principal role beginning in the upcoming 2022-23 school year, following the resignation of the middle school’s previous principal.

“Dr. Galt is thrilled to begin her 25th year in education and work alongside the teachers, staff, parents and community in creating the next chapter for DCMS,” the release said. “She is committed to ensuring that all students are engaged in a positive learning environment and are gaining the skills they need to be successful at Dawson County Junior High School.” 

Galt holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign language education, a master’s degree in Spanish education, a specialist degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctoral degree in leadership.

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During her career in education, Galt served as a Spanish teacher in Cartersville City Schools, Carrollton City Schools, Coweta County Schools and Forsyth County Schools. As a teacher, she also coached cheerleading, track and field and sponsored numerous clubs. 

While working in Forsyth County, Galt entered a leadership role as an assistant administrator before taking on her most recent position as the assistant principal at Gainesville High School. 

“Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being,” the release said. “Her education philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong knowledgeable teachers, a committed and focused education team, an encouraging community and a supportive family.” 

Galt is married to Jason Galt, who is a football coach and girls’ soccer coach at West Forsyth High School. They have two children, 14-year-old Jackson and 11-year-old Georgia.