As the school year begins on August 12, there are new faces at several schools and familiar faces in new places.Please give a warm Fulton welcome to the following principals.
Jennifer Cassidy served as an assistant principal at Centennial High School for three years and is now the new principal at Esther Jackson Elementary School. She moved to Georgia from Pennsylvania and began her teaching career as a middle school science teacher.
Kiné Geathers, former principal at Sandtown Middle School, is the new principal at Seaborn Lee Elementary School. She began her career as a counselor at North Springs High School.
Pammy Darden is the new principal of Paul D. West Middle School. She comes to Fulton from DeKalb County Schools where she served as an assistant principal at Cedar Grove High School. She is not completely new to FCS as she is a former Tri-Cities High School English/Language Arts teacher and a former Northview High School assistant principal.
Tara McGee, the new Lake Windward Elementary School principal, served as an assistant principal at Medlock Bridge Elementary School. During the past 15 years, she has taught various grade levels in the United States and Italy, and was a math curriculum specialist.
Windy Bottoms, new Birmingham Falls Elementary principal, was previously an assistant principal at Chattahoochee High School. During her 15 years in education she has taught middle and high school grade levels.She is looking forward to a great school year!
Carlene Millen, former principal at Palmetto Elementary School, is the new Randolph Elementary School principal.She was selected as the 2012-13 Principal of the Year for the South Learning Community.
Michael LeMoyne, new Hopewell Middle School principal, was an assistant principal at Alpharetta High School. He began his career in education in western New York as a middle school teacher in 1996 and relocated to Georgia in 2011.
Ronald B. Maxwell, new Creekside High School principal, comes to FCS from Maitland Middle School in Orlando, Florida, where he served as principal. He began his career in education as a social studies teacher.
Chuck Gardner, former North Springs Charter High School assistant principal, is the new McClarin High School principal. He is passionate about engaging the community in making a difference for Fulton students.
Felipe O. Jackson, new Gullatt Elementary School principal, comes to FCS from Baltimore City Schools in Maryland, where he also served as principal. He believes that all children can be successful.
Dr. Sandra DeShazier, former Renaissance Elementary School principal, is the new principal at Renaissance Middle School. She believes that students should experience success every day.
Dr. Eddie Ruiz, new North Springs Charter High School principal, comes to FCS from Jackson Middle School in Orlando, Florida, where he also served as principal. He began his career as a science teacher and has an extensive background in extracurricular activities.
Jacqueline Bowens has moved from assistant principal to principal at Palmetto Elementary School. She has taught kindergarten through fourth grade.
Dr. Robert Shaw, new principal of Riverwood International Charter School, comes to Fulton from Cobb County's Hillgrove High School. Before Hillgrove, he served as assistant principal of Pope High School, also in Cobb, and has a strong background in raising student achievement.
Glynis Jordan, Banneker High School’s new principal, has served six years as a high school principal. She has been a middle and high school teacher, an instructional coordinator, and a curriculum writer. She is honored to join the Banneker High School community.
Dr. Neill Crosslin, a former assistant principal at Creekside High School, is the new Renaissance Elementary School principal. He received his B.S. in Education from Florida A&M University and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia.
Don Webb, the new Manning Oaks Elementary School principal, was an assistant principal at Summit Hill Elementary School. He began his career in FCS and has taught at Dunwoody Springs, State Bridge Crossing, and Cogburn Woods elementary schools. He is excited to join the successes in progress at Manning Oaks!