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Cobb appoints new principals at Kemp Elementary, Lindley Middle schools

William Pritz has been appointed as the new principal at Kemp Elementary School. He succeeds Jennifer Shea Thomas, who was appointed as the district’s assistant superintendent of the Leadership Division.
William Pritz has been appointed as the new principal at Kemp Elementary School. He succeeds Jennifer Shea Thomas, who was appointed as the district’s assistant superintendent of the Leadership Division.

Credit: Jeremy Pence/Cobb County School District

Credit: Jeremy Pence/Cobb County School District

Two Cobb County schools will have new principals when the 2020-2021 year begins Aug. 2.

The Cobb school board unanimously appointed Elayna Wilson to serve as principal at Lindley Middle School and William Pritz at Kemp Elementary School.

Pritz succeeds Jennifer Shea Thomas, who was appointed as the district's assistant superintendent of the Leadership Division. Wilson will become Lindley's new principal upon the resignation of Travis Joshua, who will step down effective May 29.

According to her resume provided by the Cobb County School District, Wilson has been the assistant principal at Smyrna Elementary School since 2019. She previously was the assistant principal at Lindley and at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, and was a principal at May Werthan Shayne Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn.

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Wilson was also a teacher and assistant principal at Sandtown Middle School in Fulton County, and taught at Cobb’s Harmony Leland Middle School and at schools in St. Marys and Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University, master’s degree from Troy State University and an education specialist degree from Cambridge College.

Pritz has been Kemp’s assistant principal since 2017, according to his resume provided by the district. Before that, he was a teacher at Rocky Mount Elementary School and a school leadership intern at Chalker Elementary School.

Pritz has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University, a master’s from American College of Education and an education specialist degree from Berry College.


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