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Carroll County School System and The Central Cluster Welcomes Two New Assistant Principals

May 28 2021

Carroll County School System and the Central Cluster is pleased to announce the hiring of two new Assistant Principals. Maggie Bonner is joining the Central Middle School leadership team, and Dr. Tabitha Ginther will serve with the Central High School leadership team.

Bonner has been in education for more than 20 years and most recently served as Assistant Principal for Heard County Elementary School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Lagrange College, a master’s degree from Walden University, and a specialist in educational leadership from the University of West Georgia. Bonner was named the 2009 GYSTC Science Teacher of the Year and the 2011 Heard County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Bonner shared her comments about what it means to be part of the 24STRONG Team, “I am honored and extremely excited to join Central Middle School next year as an assistant principal.  I am looking forward to cultivating positive relationships with students, parents, staff, and the community and continuing the tradition of excellence in education that our community expects and deserves.  I believe in servant leadership qualities and strive to lead with my heart and mind to inspire and provide the tools for students and teachers to do their best.  I draw inspiration from a Jay Danzie quote, ‘your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark’."

Dr. Ginther has been an educator since 2005 and most recently served as Assistant Principal for Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts in Columbus, Georgia. She earned a bachelor of arts degree, a master’s degree, and a specialist of education in educational leadership from Columbus State University, as well as a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Mercer University. In addition to her educational experience, she is an accomplished writer and has extensive experience in professional development. Throughout her career, she has earned many accolades and awards for her commitment to excellence and innovation.

“What an honor it is to join the Carroll County School System and the Central High School family! I am looking forward to continuing my journey as an educator alongside the talented folks at Central, as well as raising our children in a town that has already been so embracing to us,” shared Dr. Ginther.

“We are excited to have both of these experienced and accomplished leaders joining our 24STRONG Team,” stated Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System. “Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for providing premier service to their students.”