By David L. Bell, Director of Public Relations, Chambers County School District

LaFAYETTE – During a called meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Chambers County Board of Education approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge for two new administrative positions effective the 2019-2020 school year.


Misty Hudmon, who most recently has served as Reading Specialist at Fairfax Elementary School, will become the new Principal at Huguley Elementary. Her previous experience includes teaching third-grade Math and Reading and serving as an Instructional Specialist at Valley High School, where she coached and co-taught History, Science, and Math.


Hudmon earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University at Montgomery before obtaining her master’s degree at Troy University. She also holds a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership and Administration.


Hudmon will replace Benji Mitchum, who was recently appointed as the new Director of Transportation.


Beth Chandler, who has spent the past 27 years as an educator in the Carroll County, GA, school system, will become the new Principal at Fairfax Elementary School. She has served as Principal at Glanton-Hindsman Elementary in Carrollton since 2012, and as an assistant principal at three other elementary schools. Additional experience includes serving as Instructional Facilitator with Carroll County Exceptional Children Services, working with multiple schools as educational leader and advocate for students with disabilities.


Chandler earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a Master of Education degree in Learning Disabilities, plus an Educational Leadership Add-On and Specialist in Education, Educational Leadership, all from the University of West Georgia.


Chandler will replace Fran Groover, who was recently appointed as the new Director of Special Education.