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Principals named for Poole's Mill, Sawnee elementary schools
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Derrick Hershey and Paige Andrews have been named the new principals at Sawnee and Poole's Mill elementary schools, respectively.

Forsyth County Schools has announced several important administrative changes to county elementary schools for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

Paige Andrews, current principal of Silver City Elementary, was named the principal of Poole’s Mill Elementary School on Wednesday which is set to open in 2020.

Andrews said on Friday that she was excited to jump into the role of principal at the county’s next elementary school.

"It's very exciting, it's an opportunity that I am really looking forward to," Andrews said. "In my career I have never opened a school, so I'm really looking forward to the challenge and the excitement of building a new school community.”

Also Derrick Hershey, current principal of Shiloh Point Elementary School, has been chosen to replace Eileen Nix as principal of Sawnee Elementary School when Nix retires at the end of this school year, according to Forsyth County Schools Director of Communications Jennifer Caracciolo.

In a statement to the FCN, Hershey expressed his pleasure at the announcement, stating that he is both proud of his time at Shiloh Point and proud that he was given the responsibility to take the helm of the county’s largest elementary school.

“Although it is bittersweet to be leaving a great school with such a caring and loving community at Shiloh Point, I am looking forward to following as Dr. Nix’s successor to continue to lead the amazing work that is taking place at Sawnee Elementary,” Hershey said.

Caracciolo said that the decision on who will take the helm of Shiloh Point and Silver City has not yet been made, but in the coming months a group led by Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden will be reaching out to local school councils to determine what they want from their new administrators.