David Shelnutt ( EDS ’03, Ed Leadership) has been appointed the new principal of Gainesville High School. He will replace another COE alumnus, Wiley Dixon (PhD ’84), who is retiring this month after serving as principal since 2002.
Shelnutt currently serves as assistant principal for curriculum at Buchholz High. He was the assistant principal at Fort Clarke Middle School in 2005 before returning to Buchholz a year later. Shelnutt was the 2004 Alachua County Teacher of the Year. He previously was an assistant chair in the social studies department at Buchholz, where he taught regular, honors and advanced placement classes in American history and world history for over six years. He has served as a board member on the College of Education Alumni Council since 2001.