New principals named for 2 Gwinnett elementary schools

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New principals named for 2 Gwinnett elementary schools

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Gretchen Runaldue (left) has been named principal of Peachtree Elementary School and Kelli McCain has been named principal of Partee Elementary School.

Elementary schools in Peachtree Corners and Snellville are getting new principals.

Gretchen Runaldue has been named the new principal of Peachtree Elementary School. Runaldue is getting a promotion from her current position as assistant principal of the Peachtree Corners school, where she has worked since 2002. She’s been assistant principal of the school for 12 years.

Before joining Gwinnett County Public Schools, Runaldue worked for organizations including the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hollins University, a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a master’s degree in teaching from Emory University.

Runaldue succeeds Kara Dutton, who is becoming principal of Jackson Elementary School.

Kelli McCain has been named the new principal of Partee Elementary School in Snellville. She’s been assistant superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools since 2012, and previously served as principal of Meadowcreek Elementary School and assistant principal of Grayson and Magill elementary schools. McCain has been with Gwinnett County schools since 1996, and she’s been an educator for more than 25 years.

McCain earned a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Ohio University, a teaching certificate and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Cincinnati, a specialist’s degree in administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Mercer University.

McCain succeeds Kimberly Dwyer, who is leaving Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Both women will start their new jobs on July 3.

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Channel 2's Sophia Choi reports.
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