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Forsyth County names 4 new principals for 2020-21 year

Four public schools in Forsyth County will have new principals for the 2020-21 school year.

Forsyth County Schools announced the moves Wednesday a day after the Board of Education approved the hires during its executive session.

Three middle schools and one high school will have new leadership next school year.

Bob Carnaroli

At the high school level, North Forsyth will welcome back Bob Carnaroli, a former counselor and administrative assistant at the school who is currently an assistant principal at Denmark High School. Carnaroli succeeds Jeff Cheney, who is moving to the future East Forsyth High School.

Carnaroli has spent 35 years in education in Georgia, Indiana and Florida, first as a physical education teacher in an elementary school in Tampa, Florida. Carnaroli’s first job in Forsyth County was at North Forsyth, where he was named Forsyth County Schools High School Counselor of the Year in 2007. Carnaroli also served as lead counselor and assistant principal at West Forsyth High School before moving to Denmark.

Megan Thompson

Meanwhile, Megan Thompson will be the new principal at Lakeside Middle School, rising from assistant principal to succeed Kim Head, who is retiring.

Thompson has worked in Forsyth County since 2011, first as a teacher at South Forsyth Middle School, then as an assistant principal at Sharon Elementary School before taking her current position at Lakeside in 2017. Thompson previously held teaching positions at all school levels in Bulloch County, Gwinnett County and DeKalb County. Her first job was social studies teacher at Oglethorpe Academy in Savannah in 2000.

Amanda Thrower

Forsyth Central High School assistant principal Amanda Thrower will be the new principal at Liberty Middle School, succeeding Cheryl Riddle, who is moving to the new Hendricks Middle School.

Thrower’s first job was as an English teacher at Liberty in 2002. She has since worked as a media specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, Quality Work Facilitator and assistant principal at North Forsyth High School, Riverwatch Middle School and Forsyth Central.

Molly Bradley

The new principal at South Forsyth Middle School will be Molly Bradley, who has been an assistant principal at West Forsyth High School for the past five years. Before that, Bradley was an English teacher in Indiana, Michigan and Georgia before serving as assistant principal at Woodland High School in Stockbridge for four years.

Bradley will replace Sandy Tinsley, who is retiring.

The new principals will be effective July 1 at the start of the fiscal year.