Russell Countian Zach Smith named new Principal at JES

Jamestown Elementary has its new principal and it’s a Russell County graduate.

Zach Smith, a 2009 graduate of Russell County High School, was selected as the new principal at Jamestown Elementary School last night by the school-based decision making council.

Smith is a lifelong resident of Russell County and has served as a social studies teacher at Northern Middle School in Pulaski County, and most recently, a school counselor at Pulaski Elementary School.

In a statement last night, Superintendent Michael Ford said he is confident that Smith’s leadership will bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a renewed sense of enthusiasm to Jamestown.

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