Three veteran educators — Ruth Westbrooks, Clifton Alexander and Michele Smith — were named Thursday night as principals in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Westbrooks will be principal at Puckett’s Mill Elementary, while Alexander and Smith will, respectively, lead Simonton Elementary and Suwanee Elementary. Westbrooks, currently assistant principal at Partee Elementary, replaces principal Michelle Farmer, and Alexander replaces principal Chandra Young. Both Farmer and Young are becoming directors of leadership development in the Division of Human Resources. Smith is replacing principal Kimberly Smith who has been named the district’s director of health and social services in the Division of School Leadership and Operations.