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During its January 13 meeting, the Board of Education approved Mr. Allen Bowen as the Director of Human Resources for Gordon County Schools. Bowen will fill the vacancy created by Alice Mashburn’s promotion to Assistant Superintendent in December.

Mr. Bowen currently serves as the associate principal at Sonoraville High School. He has been with the school district since 2002. He initially served as a social studies teacher at Gordon Central High School before moving to the assistant principal’s role at Sonoraville High School in 2006. In 2008, he became the principal at Sonoraville Middle School, where he served for six years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Carson-Newman College and master and specialist degrees from Lincoln Memorial University in Educational Administration and Supervision.

“I am both excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve Gordon County Schools at the district level. I look forward to building new relationships and sustaining existing ones, as we work together to increase employee engagement throughout the system at every level,” said Bowen.

Mr. Bowen will finish out the school year at Sonoraville High School and officially transition to his new position on June 1, 2020.