CANTON, Ga. -- Cindy Crews has been named the new principal of Sixes Elementary School in Canton.
Crews has served as assistant principal since 2011, and has worked for the Cherokee County School District since 1992. She replaces Deborah Kelly, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
"She is an experienced, innovative educator who has brought her passion from the classroom to the front office as an assistant principal, and now will do the same and more as principal," Cherokee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo said of Crews.
Crews said she is spending her summer break preparing a vision for the school that she will be proud to share with its teachers. She has also made it her mission to be friendly and open in her new job.
"Students need to know their principal is a regular person, parents feel a down-to-earth principal is more approachable, and teachers and staff need to know their principal makes mistakes too!" she said.