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Two Forsyth administrators honored for service
Sandy Tinsley, third from right, was named the 2018 Georgia Middle School Principal of the year by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals. - photo by For the FCN

Two Forsyth County school administrators were honored this month with state recognition for their work at middle and elementary schools in the county. 

According to Jennifer Caracciolo, director of communications for Forsyth County Schools, Sandy Tinsley was named the 2018 Georgia Middle School Principal of the year by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals, and Robin Neal was named Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals. 

Tinsley, principal of South Forsyth Middle School in Cumming since 2009, will represent Georgia at a two-day event held by the National Association of Elementary School Principals held in Washington, D.C. in October, according to a news release by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals.   

Robin Neal
Robin Neal was named the Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year. - photo by For the FCN
Principals create the necessary conditions for providing students with the well-rounded education that they need,” said L. Earl Franks, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. “NAESP’s National Distinguished Principals program recognizes the outstanding leadership of highly successful principals and their commitment to the children they serve, to their local communities, to their state, and our nation.”

The release states that Tinsley is a graduate of Brenau University and Lincoln Memorial University, has served as a teacher in Gwinnett and Forsyth counties for 15 years and was assistant principal at Vickery Creek Middle School, Little Mill Middle School and Otwell Middle School before becoming a principal at South Forsyth Middle. 

Neal, the assistant principal at Johns Creek Elementary School, received a $500 award check from the National Outstanding Assistant Principals program at a ceremony held at the school last week, a news release stated. 

The release states that Neal is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, the University of West Alabama and Towson University, and has previously served as a teacher, counselor and instructional coordinator before becoming assistant principal at Johns Creek Elementary School. 

“School assistant principals commit their professional lives to educational excellence and their personal lives to children,” said Hal Beaver, GAESP Executive Director. “They are uniquely dedicated public servants who rarely receive the kind of public recognition they deserve.”