Nancy Bentley has been named as the principal of Banks County Middle School. Bentley, who was previously the assistant principal at BCES, will assume the position immediately.
Prior to becoming the assistant principal at the elementary school, Ms. Bentley was the instructional lead teacher at BCMS. She began her career with the school system in 1993, teaching science at the middle school.
Bentley is a graduate of Habersham Central High School. She completed her specialist degree in leadership in 2001 at Lincoln Memorial University. She also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Piedmont College.
Bentley expressed praise for faculty and staff of Banks County Middle School in an e-mail she wrote to the school system.
“I wish to share my excitement about the opportunity to team with you as the new principal of the greatest Middle School in the land. BCMS has a reputation of excellence, and I feel fortunate to return home to such a great school. I look forward to working with all of you, the students, the parents, and the community to continue the excellence you have established,” said Bentley.
Superintendent Chris Erwin announced Bentley as the new principal to the Banks County Board of Education on Monday evening.
“I have always been impressed with Mrs. Bentley’s energy level and professionalism. Nancy will make a great principal. I am excited for the middle school,” said Erwin.
Bentley is replacing Matthew Cooper, who is now the superintendent in Habersham County.