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'Principals' recognized during luncheon
Forsyth Central High School Principal Rudy Hampton, far right, talks about working with Tim Perry, second from right, during the Principal for a Day program. Other panelists at Fridays luncheon were, from left, Polly Tennies and Ann-Margaret Johnston. - photo by Jim Dean

As part of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Principal for a Day program, bankers, administrators, executives and leaders of the local business community recently got to share the duty of overseeing a campus.

The officials spent a day shadowing a principal at a Forsyth County school. It also was a chance for the school system to learn from the community’s business professionals.

Those who took part were honored at a luncheon Friday. They included:


• Brookwood — Robert Funk, CMIT Solutions

• Chattachoochee — Scott Jordan, BB&T

• Chestatee — Ann-Margaret Johnston, Johnston & Associates

• Coal Mountain — Bert Durand, United Community Bank

• Cumming — Karmin Silcott, Scientific Games

• Haw Creek — Marcia Englefield, TSYS

• Kelly Mill — Tracy Moon    Fisher & Phillips

• Mashburn — Scott Kuhn, Wells Fargo

• Sawnee — Kelly Sloan, Georgia United Credit Union

• Settles Bridge — Bruce Longmore, Lenny’s Sub Shop

• Sharon — Kristin Morrissey, Board of Education

• Shiloh Point — Tammi Bramblett, Leadership Forsyth

• Silver City — Cindy J. Mills, Forsyth County commissioner-elect

• Vickery Creek — Beth Buursema, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

• Whitlow — Sylvia Cardona, Mentor Me North Georgia


• Lakeside — Russ Wheeler, Hansgrohe

• Otwell — Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital Forsyth

• North — Mary Helen McGruder, Sawnee Mountain Foundation

• Piney Grove — Dan Slott, Service Master Expert Cleaning

• Riverwatch — Beth Chamberlain, Forsyth County Solicitor’s Office

• South — Bob Russell, Russell Landscape Group

• Vickery Creek — Ethan Underwood, Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith


• Central — Tim Perry, Citizens Bank of Forsyth County

• Lambert — David Seago, chairman of Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce

• North — Terry Smith, A.C. Smith Poultry

• South — Linda Cole, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

• West — Stan Vangilder, Georgia Power Company