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North Gwinnett Middle's Law named Principal of the Year

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently honored North Gwinnett Middle Principal Wanda Law with its Principal of the Year award. (Special Photo)

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently honored North Gwinnett Middle Principal Wanda Law with its Principal of the Year award. (Special Photo)

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North Gwinnett Middle Principal Wanda Law was recently recognized at her school as the top middle school principal in Georgia. (Special Photo)

Twenty-five years after she began her career in Gwinnett, North Gwinnett Middle Principal Wanda Law was recently recognized as the top middle school principal in Georgia.

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals surprised Law with the news that ended a statewide search for the principal who led continuous improvement at their school with a focus on personalization, collaboration, and a strong effort in instruction.

The other finalists were Columbus’ Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy Principal Sonja Matthews-Coaxum in and Chris Lemieux of Pickens Middle School in Jasper.

Law advances to represent Georgia for the National Association of Secondary School Principals Principal of the Year title.

Law and Georgia’s High School Principal of the Year will be invited to Washington to meet the other state principals of the year at a gala event later this year.

Law joined the school district in 1989 as a math teacher at Lilburn Middle. In 1996, she transferred to Creekland Middle where she taught math until 2000 when she became an assistant principal at Lanier Middle and later at Jones Middle.

Law became a principal at Sycamore Elementary in 2006, and opened North Gwinnett Middle in 2009.

Law earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Brenau University in Middle Grades Education. She also is certified in educational leadership from the University of Georgia.