Oneonta school board hires new principal, other employees

Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson

The Oneonta City Board of Education Monday hired Lauren Wilson of Jackson, Georgia as the new principal of Oneonta High School. She has worked the previous 16 years for the Troup County (Georgia) School System, with her last assignment being principal of Callaway High School in that system.

Wilson, 38, graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in health education and received her master’s degree and ED.S. in educational administration from Troy University. Wilson said she looks forward to becoming part of the community, and to raising her family in a great community and school system like Oneonta.

“I’m looking forward to meeting people in the community and at school,” she said.“I think it will be a wonderful fit for me because the school itself will be like a family, with students, teachers, and parents working together to give the students the best education possible.”

Wilson is married to Adam Wilson, a health and physical education teacher. The Wilsons have two children, Kylie, 11, and Lily, 7. Adam is the son of David and Donna Wilson of Oneonta.

Other employees hired Monday include Amber Russell as high school girls’physical education/health teacher and varsity volleyball coach; Shea South as special education teacher, and Jessica Faulkner and Lisa Carder as custodians. Russell comes to Oneonta from Jacksonville High School where she was the junior varsity coach in a varsity program that won three state championships in recent years.