Worth County High School welcomes new principal

(SYLVESTER, Ga)- Following months of controversy, Worth County High School welcomed a new principal Monday evening.

The students and teachers welcomed new principal, Scott Kersh to the community.

Kersh previously served as an educator for 19 years, and as principal of Stephens County High School in Toccoa since 2016.

He’s coming to Worth County with a simple message.

“It’s about the kids, and we’ve gotta keep the focus on our students,” says Kersh.

Following the resignation of former principal, Harley Calhoun, a student march and the decision not to renew his contract, the board reached a unanimous decision to bring on Kersh.

Kersh is looking to raise report card numbers and graduation rates in Worth County.

With the focus being on every student walking through those doors.

Kersh tells us, “We want our students to have a very well-rounded experience, so we want to focus on academics, athletics and the arts. If you want to break it up that way, all are important.”

He knows that can only be done if not only the students, but the teachers want to be at the school every morning.

“When I go into a school as a principal, I put my whole heart into it. And kids and teachers will see that. I want this to be a place where teachers love to come to work and kids love to come to school,” Kersh says.

Kersh will officially start as Worth County High School Principal on June 10th.