Buford High’s new principal Ed Shaddix comes from GCPS

Ed Shaddix

A veteran school administrator in Gwinnett, Ed Shaddix is stepping away from the district office and this week was named principal of Buford High School.

The former North Gwinnett High principal had worked since 2013 as an assistant superintendent in the district office of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Earlier in his career, Shaddix was an athletics director at Shiloh High, where he worked for 11 years, and previously spent two years at Dacula High as an assistant principal before he moved to North in 2008.

Shaddix said he was unavailable to discuss the job move on Tuesday. Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby could not be reached for comment.

Shaddix will replace Banks Bitterman, who recently announced his resignation effective June 30 to take a job in the private sector. Bitterman came to Buford from the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology where he was principal when the school opened in 2007, and stayed for one year.

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Shaddix previously told the Daily Post that the AD job at Shiloh gave him the chance to get into administration, and as a principal, he could do more in that role than as a head football coach.

Shaddix said he feels that being the principal means putting trust in the people you hire to do the job right.

“When you hire quality, competent people to do a job, give them the structure and the tools necessary to do that job, you will have good results,” he said.

Gwinnett Daily Post news reporter.

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