Carroll County School System Announces New Principals and Vice Principals


The Carroll County School Board voted to approve two new principals at a Wednesday, June 15, board meeting. Jeffrey Bryant will be Principal of Bowdon High School and Bret Hart will be Director of Alternative Programs and Online Campus. Both will begin their new duties for the 2022-2023 school year. Two current deputy directors will also take on new roles.

“It is exciting to announce these new principals today as there is a lot of work underway to prepare for the upcoming school year,” Superintendent Scott Cowart said. “While Mr. Hart spent his entire career in Carroll County, Mr. Bryant spent time at Villa Rica High and most of his career in other systems. We believe they both lead with excellence and have the right skills for each of these new roles. We look forward to the impact they will have as we positively change lives together.

Jeffrey Bryant has seven years of administrative experience, including the last three years as Principal of Cleburne County High School in Heflin, Alabama. He previously served as the vice principal and athletic director for four years at Newnan High School. His teaching experience includes health and physical education at Villa Rica High School and special education at Newnan High, Berrien County High School, and Rome High School, where he began his career in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a specialist degree in educational administration from Lincoln Memorial University. His football coaching experience includes working as a defensive coordinator and scouting coordinator at Newnan High and Berrien County High. Bryant and his wife, Allison, have one son.

Bret Hart served as Carroll County Schools Vice Principal for over 17 years with experience at Central Elementary, Villa Rica Middle and Bowdon High, where he has been an AP since 2013. He has taught at both Technical High School and Sharp Creek. Elementary before entering the administration. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree from Berry College, as well as a master’s and specialist’s degree from the University of West Georgia. Hart and his wife, Julie, have four children.

Remonica Stephens, current vice principal of Temple Middle School, will join Bryant as vice principal of Bowdon High. David Rooks, current deputy principal of Mount Zion Middle School, will replace Stephens as deputy principal of Temple Middle next year.

Jeremy S. McLain