Gwinnett County native and former Dawson County Assistant Principal Kim White has been named as the new principal of Dawson County Middle School, school officials announced on Wednesday.
White’s naming to the position was made official on Tuesday night at the Dawson County Board of Education’s monthly meeting. She will replace the current principal, Randi Sagona, who is set to retire at the end of the school year.
According to a school system press release, White is completing her 17th year in public education and has spent the last six years as assistant principal of Dawson County Middle School.
“I am blessed beyond words to continue to serve the students and families of Dawson County in this new role,” White said in the release. “Dawson County Middle is a very special school with hard-working teachers and staff members who care about children.“
Before coming to the Dawson County School System, White worked as a classroom teacher teaching mostly 8th-grade history at Liberty Middle School in Forsyth County. She also served as the school’s athletic director and cheerleading coach.
“Mrs. White has a passion for serving middle school-aged students and preparing them for their next secondary steps,” the release said.
White holds an undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of North Georgia, a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Kennesaw State University and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.
“I cannot wait to build upon our prior success while also dreaming big about new future possibilities,” White said.