In a called meeting on Friday afternoon, the Banks County Board of Education unanimously approved Joy Edwards as assistant principal at Banks County Elementary School.
Edwards previously served as an instructional lead teacher at Banks County Middle School.
In other personnel action at the called meeting, the board approved the following:
•certified new hire: Dennis Marlow, 49 percent 21st CCLC Director.
•classified retirement: Gaily Kelley, bus driver, effective 8-1-12.
•classified new hired: Ricky Andrew Haggard, Drake Wilson McCauley, Laura Elizabeth Davis and Susan Reems, paraprofessionals for the 2012-13 school year.
•certified new hire: Dana Simmons, academic specialist.