City school board names new CHS principal
by Mark Andrews
Mar 09, 2012 | 3279 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cartersville City Board of Education on Thursday voted to approve Steven Butler, currently the principal of Oakwood Digital Academy in Cobb County, as the new principal of Cartersville High School.

"[Butler] taught school in Ohio then went to Cobb County to teach at Harrison High School for eight years, following that he was assistant principal at Chapel Hill High School in Douglas County, then assistant principal of North Cobb High School in Cobb county," Superintendent Howard Hinesley said. "... He was a social studies teacher, he was a department head, and he was selected by a committee made up of [Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse], myself, [Finance Committee Chairwoman Kelley Dial], six teachers from the high school representing various disciplines and the president of the [Parent-Teacher Commission].

"After that process and he was selected by that committee overwhelmingly, he interviewed with the school council, and we have received very positive feedback, both orally and in writing, from the school council, which is made up of parents, teachers and businesses, and so we're excited."

There were five candidates for the position. Butler will serve as principal beginning in the fall.