Less than a month before the first day of school for students, two Gwinnett middle schools are getting new principals.
Allen Craine is the new principal of Grace Snell Middle School, while Christine Douthart will lead Five Forks Middle School, two appointments approved by the Gwinnett School Board on Thursday night. Craine replaces Deborah Harris, who left Gwinnett County Public Schools for a position in another district. Five Forks’ Principal Peggy Goodman is now the district’s executive director for elementary schools.
Since 2011, Craine has served as an assistant principal at Moore Middle School where for three years he also was the a summer school administrator. His career began as a teacher at Druid Hills High School in 2002 before he moved to Buford Middle School in 2007.
Craine is working toward a doctorate from Liberty University and has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Christian University, a master’s degree from University of Phoenix and a specialist’s degree from Piedmont College.
Douthart is no stranger at Five Forks. She’s been an assistant principal there since 2007 and was a teacher there from 1999 to 2005 before she moved to Dacula Middle School. Her career began as a teacher in 1996 at Shamrock Middle School in DeKalb.
Douthart earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, a master’s degree from Walden University and a specialist’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University.