The Barrow County Board of Education filled the vacant principal position at Winder-Barrow Middle School by promoting from within the system.
The BOE voted at its Tuesday night meeting to name Jennifer Wood as the new principal for the middle school. Woods currently is an assistant principal at Russell Middle School.
Superintendent Wanda Creel said seven candidates applied for the position and all were already employed within the Barrow system.
“As we look at ways to keep our overall budget down, we decided to keep this hire in house,” Creel said.
The promotion of Woods was not unanimous as BOE members Connie Wehunt and Lynn Stevens voted against it.