COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A local principal is getting some special recognition.
Sonja Matthews-Coaxum, the principal of Fort Middle School Service Learning Magnet Academy, is a finalist for the Principal of the Year Award given by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
Matthews-Coaxum is one of six finalists for the award. The winner will represent the state in the competition for National Principal of the Year.
The other finalists are Al Darby of Winder-Barrow High School, Debra Murdock of Cherokee High School, Gene Starr of Appling County High School, Chris LeMieux of Pickens Middle School, and Wanda Law of North Gwinnett Middle School.