Carroll County School System Announces Administrative Changes at Three Schools

Dec 17 2018

Carroll County School System announced today administrative changes at three of its schools. With the retirement of Gail Parmer, Principal of Temple Middle School (TMS), David Clay has been named Interim Principal of TMS, with the retirement of North College and Career Academy’s Principal, David Turner, Tracey Barrow, Principal of Mount Zion High School (MZHS), will move to the position of Coordinator of the North College and Career Academy, and Landon Odom, Assistant Principal of MZHS, will now serve as Interim Principal of MZHS.

Temple Middle School

Mrs. Parmer served families at Temple Middle School for many years. Under her leadership, TMS students earned numerous awards for academic achievement and excellence. She announced her retirement this fall.

Prior to serving as Interim Principal at TMS, Mr. Clay served with Mrs. Parmer as the Assistant Principal of TMS for three years. He is a 23-year veteran educator and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia, a master’s degree in educational leadership and supervision from Jacksonville State University, and an educational specialist in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.

North College and Career Academy

Prior to retiring this month, Mr. Turner served as the first Coordinator of the North College and Career Academy (NCCA). He was instrumental in the planning and opening of the NCCA campus and demonstrated a strong commitment to Carroll County’s mission of developing globally competitive college and career ready graduates.

Before joining the NCCA as Principal, Mrs. Barrow served as Principal of MZHS for 17 years. She brings a wealth of experience in providing premier opportunities to students, and during her tenure at MZHS students have achieved the highest graduation rate in the district. Mrs. Barrow is a 27-year veteran educator and earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a specialist in educational leadership from Jacksonville State University.

Mount Zion High School

With Mrs. Barrow’s appointment to the position of Principal of the NCCA, Mr. Odom will now serve as Interim Principal of MZHS. He has been in education for the past 12 years and most recently served as the Assistant Principal of MZHS. He holds a master’s degree in business education and a specialist in educational leadership both from the University of West Georgia.

“We sincerely appreciate the many years of service that Mrs. Parmer and Mr. Turner provided our students, and we wish them all the best for their retirement,” said Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools. “The administrators who are stepping in to lead these campuses are experienced professionals with a passion for positively changing lives. We are excited about continuing to build on the success our schools have experienced and continuing our vision of being recognized as a premier school system.”