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Douglas County School System Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tara Cowins as Principal of Factory Shoals Elementary effective July 18, 2016.

Ms. Cowins has served as assistant principal at Factory Shoals since 2009. Prior to Factory Shoals, she was assistant principal at Sweetwater Elementary. Ms. Cowins has played a leadership role in both schools for the student support team, early intervention, discipline, Title I, and testing. Ms. Cowins was twice named Teacher of the Year while working as an elementary school teacher in other counties prior to becoming an assistant principal.

With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Ms. Cowins also earned a master’s degree from Cambridge College in Boston and a specialist’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

“As principal, I aspire to a school culture and educational program conducive to student learning and development. Families are under tremendous challenges today, and I seek to foster positive behavior, student and faculty teamwork, and cooperation in the school environment,” according to Ms. Cowins.

Current Factory Shoals Elementary principal, Mr. Tommy Shadinger, will retire effective June 10, 2016. Mr. Shadinger has led Factory Shoals since 2007.

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