Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Fannin County School System (FCSS) will begin the search for a new principal after the announcement came that Fannin County Middle School Principal Keith Nuckolls will be leaving the system.
“This is coming as a surprise to many people, that you are leaving,” Fannin County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney spoke after the board voted to accept Nuckolls’ resignation.
Nuckolls’ will be leaving the FCSS April 1, 2021 “pending replacement with a certified administrator”.
Coming to the FCSS in 2015, Nuckolls’ had retired from Clay County, North Carolina where he had over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience.
“I do want to share just a little bit of my heart,” Nuckolls’ spoke after the announcement, “We are all led and guided in this life by the spirit.”
Nuckolls’ expressed feelings of gratitude for having been able to spend 25 years so far in a career that he loves but ultimately feels that he is being called elsewhere: “I’m depending on the spirit to lead me and it is with a heavy heart that I leave this system.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve,” Nuckolls said, adding that he has built relationships while working in Fannin County that he is sure will last a lifetime: “I love the leadership. I love the people. I’m thankful for the opportunity that will be close to 5 years.”
Gwatney echoed Nuckolls’ sentiment and commented to his service, “He has been nothing but a blessing to the Fannin County School System.”
The Fannin County Middle School SGT (School Governance Team) is set to begin the process of finding the next school principal.