CEO Mary Hester Principal for a Day at Brookwood HS

Norcross, Georgia, November 20, 2013 – LAN Systems, a leading Atlanta Managed Service company, CEO Mary Hester was the “Principal for a Day” at Brookwood High School In Snellville, Georgia. The program is a joint venture of the Gwinnett County Board of Education and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Its objective is to provide CEO-level business leaders a firsthand, authentic look at the operations of today’s schools and the principals who lead them. Leaders observe the rewards, challenges, and satisfaction that come with being the instructional and managerial leader of a modern public school.

Mary shadowed Mr. Bo Ford, Principal of Brookwood HS, during his normal and very busy schedule. Starting by greeting teachers and having a cup of Starbuck’s at the school coffee shop. Bo and Mary toured the school by visiting the band, orchestra and choir as they practiced for the holiday celebration. Visits to the AP math, chemistry and computer classes demonstrated the exceptional curriculum and partnership with Georgia Tech.

“Bo was just promoted to principal and I was delighted to spend the day with him. There were signs everywhere saying ‘Bo knows Brookwood’ and that is true. He knows every inch of the school and the name of every student,” said Hester. “This is such an impressive school. From orchestra to calculus, I was thrilled to see the engagement of the students, teachers and staff. The Brookwood Cluster is a wonderful testament to the success of education in Gwinnett.”

Brookwood High School is in Snellville, Georgia and serves over 3400 students.

About the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett County remains one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States and has led the state of Georgia in job creation for the past five years. At the center of Gwinnett’s growth and development is the Gwinnett Chamber.

As one of the largest and most successful chambers in the Southeastern United States, the Gwinnett Chamber has a finger on the pulse of the community and is able to identify and target issues of importance to businesses in the county. Within the Chamber, businesses of all sizes have a strong voice and powerful impact on important community issues. For more information, visit:

About LAN Systems
LAN Systems is a leading Atlanta IT Support company that provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of IT Solutions for growing businesses in the Metro Atlanta. For more information, visit:

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