Lana Jones named new Principal of Woodville Elementary School

Habersham Co. - At the April Regular Monthly Board of Education Meeting, the Habersham County Board of Education approved Lana Jones as the new Principal of Woodville Elementary School. 

Jones will serve as the new Principal effective July 1, 2020. 

Lana Jones is a life-long resident of Habersham County and a graduate of Habersham Central High School.  Lana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from The University of Georgia, a Master’s Degree in English Language Arts from Brenau University, and a Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning from Piedmont College.  In addition, she holds a Tier 1 leadership certificate from the State of Georgia.  Lana has experience as an assistant principal, academic coach, and teacher.  Lana has spent the last three years working as an Assistant Principal at Demorest Elementary School.  Prior to serving at Demorest Elementary School, Lana was the Academic Coach at South Habersham Middle School.  

“Congratulations to Lana Jones on being named as the principal for Woodville Elementary,"  Elementary Schools Director Rhonda Andrews said after the news. "Mrs. Jones has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in her three years as an assistant principal at Demorest Elementary and as an academic coach at South Habersham Middle School.  She has high expectations for students and a strong work ethic that will translate into positive outcomes for children.  Mrs. Jones will be a wonderful addition to our team of elementary principals.  I look forward to working with her as we continue our mission to provide success for all our students in Habersham County Schools.”

Superintendent Matthew Cooper went on to say, “As superintendent, I was very proud to recommend Lana Jones as the next Principal of Woodville Elementary School. Lana has demonstrated exceptional leadership ability as an Assistant Principal in our school system. Her work as an Assistant Principal at Demorest Elementary School over the last three years has been nothing short of exceptional. Lana always demonstrates a high level of professionalism and is respected by her peers. Ms. Jones is a capable leader who believes in our mission of “Success for All Students”. Lana is a very enthusiastic and positive person and will be hands-on with the students at Woodville Elementary School. There is no doubt that Ms. Jones is the kind of leader that Woodville Elementary School needs. I am confident that Lana Jones is the best person to serve as the next Principal of Woodville Elementary School.”

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