School Board Director Patrick Cripps has chosen his successor as principal at DeKalb County High School, as well as naming a new principal at Northside Elementary.
Kathy Bryant, who has served as assistant principal at DCHS since 2012, is now the 11th principal at DCHS since it was opened in 1963. Her predecessors included Amon Snyder, Jim Butler, Tucker Hendrix, Ernest Ray, Dr. Charles Collier, Larry Johnson, Dr. Barry Roberts, Weldon Parkinson, and Kathy Hendrix and Cripps.
Bryant came to the high school from DeKalb Middle School, where she was also an assistant principal. She served as a teacher at Northside Elementary before moving to DMS.
Meanwhile, Karen Knowles has been named to take over as principal at Northside Elementary School after the retirement of Dr. Gayle Redmon earlier this month. Knowles has worked as assistant principal at Smithville Elementary School since 2011. She was a teacher at Smithville Elementary School for nine years before accepting the assistant principal’s post.