Henry County Schools will welcome two new principals to its elementary schools this upcoming school year, the board of education announced on Facebook.

Dana Flowers will act as principal at Hickory Flat Elementary and Tamika Knighton will serve as principal at Walnut Creek Elementary, the board announced on Facebook. The two have extensive experience as educators and said on Facebook they are excited to get started.

“I’m thrilled to welcome our students and community back into the building at Hickory Flat,” Flowers said in the Facebook post. “Our team is focused on building positive relationships and engaging students in meaningful learning experiences that support the emotional health and academic growth of every student.”

Flowers, a former assistant principal at Union Grove Middle School, has 14 years of experience in the education field — all of which are within Henry County, according to the Facebook post.

Flowers was named Henry County School Teacher of the Year in 2016 — for which she received funds for professional development conferences, according to the district’s website.

Knighton, a former assistant principal at Rockdale County Public Schools’ Shoal Creek Elementary School, has over 18 years of experience working in education, according to the Facebook post. She is new to Henry County Schools.

Both Flowers and Knighton expressed their excitement to begin leading their respective elementary schools this school year.

“I am most excited about capitalizing on the momentum that is already existing and leading our staff and students to new academic and social heights!” Knighton said in the Facebook post.

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