The Carroll County Board of Education voted to approve two new principals at a Wednesday, June 15 called Board Meeting. Jeffrey Bryant will serve as principal of Bowdon High School, and Bret Hart will serve as principal of Alternative Programs and Online Campus. Both will begin their new roles for the 2022-2023 school year. Two current assistant principals will be serving in new capacities, as well.
“It is exciting to announce these new principals today as there is a great deal of work happening now to prepare for next school year,” Superintendent Scott Cowart said. “While Mr. Hart has been in Carroll County his entire career, Mr. Bryant spent some time at Villa Rica High, and the majority of his career in other systems. We believe both of them lead with excellence and carry the right skill set for each of these new roles. We look forward to the impact they will make as we positively change lives together.”
Jeffrey Bryant has seven years of administrative experience including the past three years as Principal of Cleburne County High School in Heflin, Ala. He previously served four years as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Newnan High School. His teaching experience includes Health and Physical Education at Villa Rica High School and Special Education at Newnan High, Berrien County High School and Rome High School, where he began his career in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a specialist degree in school administration from Lincoln Memorial University. His football coaching experience includes work as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Newnan High and Berrien County High. Bryant and his wife, Allison, have one son.
Bret Hart has served as a Carroll County Schools assistant principal for over 17 years with experience at Central Elementary, Villa Rica Middle, and Bowdon High, where he has served as AP since 2013. He taught at both the technical high school and at Sharp Creek Elementary before entering administration. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree from Berry College, and both a master’s degree and a specialist degree from the University of West Georgia. Hart and his wife, Julie, have four children.
Remonica Stephens, current assistant principal at Temple Middle School, will be joining Bryant as assistant principal at Bowdon High. David Rooks, current assistant principal at Mount Zion Middle School, will replace Stephens as assistant principal at Temple Middle next year.