The Walton County School District has named two new assistant principals for the 2021-2022 school year. The Walton County Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendations of James E. Smith at Harmony Elementary School and John Lamb at Loganville High School.
Smith joins the Walton County School District as a seasoned educator with 20 years of educational experience in Georgia and South Carolina. Following a successful career as an elementary school teacher, he most recently served as an instructional support specialist in the Dekalb County School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, a master’s degree from Troy University and an educational specialist from the University of Georgia.
“It is an honor to serve as the assistant principal for Harmony Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year,” said Smith. “My core belief that I bring with me is that every student can learn. I look forward to building new relationships and inspiring excellence at Harmony Elementary School.”
Lamb joins Loganville High School with 13 years of experience in the Walton County School District. He began his career in education as a teacher at Youth Middle School in 2008 before transitioning to Monroe Area High School as an instructional coach in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree from Georgia State University, an educational specialist from Jacksonville State University and is currently pursuing an educational doctorate degree at Valdosta State University.
“I’m honored that the inspirational leaders of Walton County have entrusted me with the opportunity to invest in the community my family and I call home as an assistant principal. I share the same vision with the administrative team and teachers of promoting academic excellence through invigorating instruction, building meaningful relationships, and keeping our most precious assets, the students, safe,” said Lamb. “The dedication and commitment of the administrators, teachers, students, parents, staff, coaches, and volunteers make up the heartbeat of Loganville High School and I am honored to be joining the family and embarking on a new adventure. Go Red Devils!”
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Smith and Mr. Lamb to our leadership team,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “Both educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to these new roles, and we look forward to seeing their positive impact on our schools.”