A couple of new captains will be at the helm of two Columbia County elementary schools when classes resume next week.
Stephanie Reese is the new principal of Brookwood Elementary, and Laura Hughes is the new principal at North Columbia Elementary.
Reese, an educator for 20 years, takes over for the only principal Brookwood has had since its 1988 opening.
Brenda Jones, a more than 40-year veteran of Columbia County schools, retired in the spring. Superintendent Charles Nagle called her “an icon.”
Reese said she’s up to the challenge.