A former South Gwinnett teacher and administrator will take over as the new principal of South Gwinnett High School starting in the 2019-20 school year.

Dorothy Jarrett, who has been principal at Summerour Middle School since 2009, was appointed and approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday to be the new principal of South Gwinnett High School. She steps in for principal Monique Lee, who was approved for a position at the district office — Department of Student Discipline and Behavior Interventions — at the April GCPS school board meeting.

Prior to becoming principal at Summerour, Jarrett worked at South Gwinnett from 2002 to 2009. She was a teacher there from 2002-04, then an assistant principal from 2004-09.

She began her career in education in 1992 and worked at the college level from 1994-96. Her first experience as an educator in the Atlanta area was as a teacher at Stephenson High School in 1999.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s in education from Benedictine University. She is a graduate of the Quality-Plus Leader Academy and also holds certification in Leadership and Supervision from the University of Georgia.

Taylor Denman is a reporter born and raised in Gwinnett County. He came back home to seize the rare opportunity of telling stories in the county he grew up in.

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