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District Names New Principal, Principal Supervisor

July 12, 2022 – Former Smith High principal Donevin Hoskins will return to Guilford County Schools in a new role. Hoskins, who has been a principal in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools since 2019, will rejoin GCS as a principal supervisor.

During Hoskins’ tenure as principal at West Charlotte High School, the school’s end-of-course test proficiency improved 9.7 percentage points between spring and fall 2021. Before his time in Charlotte, Hoskins was principal at Smith High for six years, during which time the school consistently met or exceeded academic growth targets.

Hoskins has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision, both from Southern University.

The district also announced that Tiffany Hinton will become principal at Sumner Elementary. Hinton currently serves as assistant principal at Doris Henderson Newcomers School, a title she has held since 2018. During her tenure she created strategies to increase reading proficiency, resulting in significant gains among 80 percent of students.

Hinton holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s degree in education-student affairs from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from High Point University.