Two principals named by GCPS

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint two principals within the system.

The board tapped Michael DiFilippo as the next principal for Dyer Elementary and approved Tommy Welch as the official leader of Meadowcreek High.

Welch was approved as interim principal in July after former principal Ladeadrick "Bob" Jackson passed away.

DiFilippo will begin on October 1 after the retirement of Principal Donna Torbush.

A participant of the school system's 2011 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, DiFilippo is currently the assistant principal of Pharr Elementary.

Welch also graduated from the Quality-Plus Leader Academy and was formerly the assistant principal at Meadowcreek High.

Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks made the recommendations to the school board.