Swainsboro Middle School will have a new face at the helm as the new academic year begins. Manzie Broxton will be principal effective July 1, 2022. The decision was made during a called meeting of the Emanuel County Board of Education on Monday.
Broxton currently serves as assistant principal and athletic director of Emanuel County Institute. He is a native of Washington County and has been in the education profession for a decade, following in the footsteps of family members who have worked in the same career line.
He holds a master’s in middle grade education and a master’s in educational leadership from Georgia Southern as well as a specialist’s degrees in educational leadership and teacher leadership from Georgia College & State University. Further, he is pursuing his doctorate in curriculum construction from GC&SU.
Prior to his current roles at ECI, Broxton has worked in the classroom. He taught sixth grade math for six years while simultaneously coaching sports like soccer, basketball, and cross country.
The Chronicle reached out to Broxton and asked for his take on being promoted to principal of Swainsboro Middle School. He responded, saying he is grateful for the knowledge and skills gained during his tenure at ECI. He is also excited to serve the students and staff at SMS.
His promotion would leave a void at Emanuel County Institute, which the board addressed on Monday as well. David Miller is one of Swainsboro Middle’s assistant principals today, and he will transfer into that same capacity at ECI.
Look for a profile and comments from Miller in next week’s edition of The Crossroads Chronicle.