Forsyth County School names new principal after longtime leader resigned

Justine Lookenott

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Forsyth County Schools announced today, June 10, that Tracey Smith has been named as the new principal of Kelly Mill Elementary(Image by Forsyth County School District)

(Forsyth County, GA) Kelly Mill Elementary School has found a new principal after former Principal Ron McAllister resigned in May due to ongoing health issues.

Forsyth County Schools announced today, June 10, that Tracey Smith has been named as the new principal of Kelly Mill Elementary.

Smith has worked for the Forsyth County School District since 2000. She started as an elementary teacher at Cumming Elementary School before becoming an assistant principal at Chattahoochee Elementary School and then an assistant principal and principal at Mashburn Elementary School.

She has been the principal of Brookwood Elementary School since 2017.

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Kelly Mill Elementary School has found a new principal after former Principal Ron McAllister resigned in May due to ongoing health issues(Image by Kelly Mill Elementary School)

McAllister was named the inaugural principal of Kelly Mill Elementary School in 2011. The school officially opened in 2012.

Smith will begin her role as principal for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com.

To learn more about Kelly Mill Elementary School, read “Longtime Forsyth County Principal Stepping Down.”

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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