Jim Gassaway has been named the Principal at Bear Branch Elementary. Most recently, he served as the assistant principal at Bear Branch Intermediate and as the assistant principal at Nichols Sawmill Elementary for three years. He has worked in the district for the past four years and has 18 years in education.
Jim began his teaching career as a band director in Mississippi and has been in school administration for 11 years. He and his wife Brittany, have two children, Nic, who will start second-grade at Bear Branch in the fall and a 17-month-old daughter, Molly Grace.
He is honored and humbled to be able to work with great people who have shown him what it takes to be a successful leader. He is excited about serving as the Principal and working alongside educators who are preparing students for the next level.