Brandon Bell (left) will serve as GIVE Center East Principal and Peachtree Ridge High School Principal Jeff Mathews will be the district’s assistant superintendent of leadership development. CONTRIBUTED

Gwinnett schools names principal, assistant superintendent

At its regular monthly meeting on June 20, the Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Brandon Bell, an assistant principal at Lilburn Middle School, as the principal of GIVE Center East. He succeeds Durrant Williams who was recently named as the new principal of Berkmar High School.

The Board also tapped Jeff Mathews, principal of Peachtree  Ridge High School, as the district’s assistant superintendent of leadership development, filling the vacancy created as Glenn Pethel retires at the end of this month. 

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Bell has been with the school district since 2009 when came on board as a teacher at Nesbit Elementary. He is also a graduate of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality-Plus 

Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program (Cohort 13). 

Mathews joined the school district in 1996 as a teacher at Parkview High School. 


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