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Oconee county principal selected to lead Clairemont Elementary

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Oconee county principal selected to lead Clairemont Elementary

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William Heaton. Photo provided by City Schools of Decatur

William Heaton. Photo provided by City Schools of Decatur

City Schools of Decatur has named William Heaton as the next principal of Clairemont Elementary School.

Heaton is currently the principal of Malcom Bridge Middle School in Oconee County. He will replace Erin Wheeler Gutfreund, who is leaving and moving with her husband to Brooklyn, N.Y. Under her leadership, Clairemont was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

“Before his tenure at Malcom Bridge, Mr. Heaton served as an elementary principal, elementary assistant principal, fifth grade teacher, and third grade teacher,” a press release from CSD says.

CSD received 44 applications for the job, according to the press release.

“Thank you to all of the individuals that participated in this important selection process,” Superintendent David Dude said in the press release. “I believe that Mr. Heaton has the knowledge, experience, and ability to continue the great work that is happening at Clairemont Elementary.”

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