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Board names two new principals for schools

SUWANEE - The Gwinnett County Board of Education has chosen two assistant principals to fill vacancies in leadership at North Gwinnett High and Dacula Elementary created when the principals were promoted to system-level positions.

Ed Shaddix, most recently an assistant principal at Dacula High, will lead North Gwinnett this year, school district officials announced. The school's former principal, Dr. John Green, recently became an area superintendent after serving as the high school's top educator for a decade.

Shaddix began his career in Gwinnett County Public Schools in 1996 at Shiloh High, where he was a social studies teacher and varsity football coach. He worked at the Snellville school for 10 years, also serving as the athletic director and assistant principal.

He has a specialist degree in leadership from Lincoln Memorial University and is enrolled in a doctoral program at Liberty University.

Mary Lou Enright, who has worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools since 1987, will lead Dacula Elementary. The school's former leader, Dr. Paul Brooksher, who replaced retiring principal Karen Bryant last year, was appointed as a human resources area staffing director.

Enright most recently served as an assistant principal at Sugar Hill Elementary. The 2007 graduate of the Quality-Plus Leader Academy has also worked as a teacher at Craig Elementary, a teacher and readiness paraprofessional at Cedar Hill Elementary, and a parapro and substitute at Gwin Oaks Elementary.

She has a master of arts in elementary education from Piedmont College.