Mr. Antonio Grant was born in Savannah, Georgia. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After eight years of active service, Mr. Grant began pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History at Georgia State University. After earning his bachelor’s degree, he returned to Georgia State University to complete a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Specialist in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Grant began his career in education as a Substitute Teacher in the Cobb County School District. After completing his Master of Arts in Teaching he served as a Social Studies Teacher and Social Studies Contact at Ridgeview Charter Middle School. While serving as a teacher at Ridgeview, Mr. Grant attended Professional Learning in Developing International Baccalaureate Units. He implemented his Professional Learning to provide instruction for students of all levels to include Special Education and English Language Learners. Mr. Grant moved into the role of Graduation Coach at Ridgeview Charter School. In this role he deigned programs to keep students engaged and connected to school and implemented strategies to keep students on track towards graduation.
In Mr. Grant’s last assignment, he served as one of the Assistant Principals at Langston Hughes High School. In his role as Assistant Principal, he has led schoolwide implementation of PBIS and AVID. He has also led Langston Hughes Freshman Academy and has served as Assessment Coordinator and Safety and Facilities Coordinator. Mr. Grant believes, “when we develop educators who are skilled in providing engaging, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences and when we support the academic, developmental, and social needs of our students, every child has the ability to attain success.”
Mr. Grant is the proud father of his daughter who attends the University of Georgia. He loves spending time with his daughter cooking, watching movies, trying new restaurants, and learning to play tennis. He also loves running 5K and 10K races and has recently begun road biking.