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Dalton Public Schools Announces New Leadership Appointments at Blue Ridge Elementary and 21st Century Community Learning Center

DALTON, GA– Dalton Public Schools is pleased to announce the promotion of two educators into new leadership roles within the district. Michelle Huch has been appointed as the Assistant Principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School, and Amy Sherman has been promoted to Program Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center. These appointments were approved during a special called board meeting held on May 23, 2024.

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Michelle Huch: Assistant Principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School

Michelle Huch brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her new role as Assistant Principal at Blue Ridge Elementary. With a career spanning over 17 years in education, Michelle has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to student success. Her previous positions include serving as an Instructional Coach K-5 at Blue Ridge School where she was instrumental in administering MAP Growth, MAP Fluency, and Dyslexia Screeners, as well as leading professional development and mentoring new teachers.

Before her role at Blue Ridge, Michelle was the ESOL Lead Teacher and a 1st and 2nd-grade teacher at Westwood Elementary. She has a proven track record of implementing effective teaching strategies, coordinating assessments, and fostering a strong community among staff and students.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee and an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University. She is also a recipient of the Westwood Teacher of the Year award for the 2010-2011 school year and holds several certifications, including the Georgia Educator Certificate Level 6, ESOL Endorsement, and Dyslexia Endorsement.

Amy Sherman: 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Director

Amy Sherman steps into her new role as Program Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center with extensive experience in educational leadership and program coordination. Since August 2022, Amy has served as the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Site Coordinator for Kid City, where she excelled in managing the grant implementation and coordinating community services for high-risk children.

In addition to her work with Kid City, Amy has been serving as the Media Specialist at Roan Elementary since August 2019, where she designed and implemented engaging, standards-based lessons for pre-K through fifth-grade students. Her role also involved providing curriculum support, promoting digital citizenship, and supporting instructional technology.

Amy's career began as a 5th-grade teacher at Roan Elementary, where she taught for over a decade, establishing strong relationships with students and families and leading various school and district initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Carson Newman College, a Master of Science with a concentration in Reading and Literacy from Walden University, and two Educational Specialist degrees from Lesley University and the University of West Georgia.

Dalton Public Schools is confident that Michelle Huch and Amy Sherman will continue to positively impact our schools and the broader educational community in their new roles. Please join us in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions.