Meet our Assistant Principal!
Gerard Latimore is elated and humbled to be joining the Stonewall Tell community for the 2021 - 2022 school year. He looks forward to collaborating with parents, the community, and stakeholders to help continue the rich legacy of Stonewall Tell!He will be entering his 13th year in Education, where he is humbled and honored to be serving as the Assistant Principal of Stonewall Tell Elementary. He spent the first 12 years of his career in Atlanta Public Schools. He most recently served as a PYP Coordinator/Instructional Coach, where he led his previous school to successful International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status. By becoming an IB world school, the school became one of only 33 elementary schools in Georgia to hold this status and the only one to receive this distinction during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.As a teacher, Mr. Latimore has been a champion for students and an inquiry teaching and learning guru. Mr. Latimore served proudly as a third-grade teacher for 11 years and a kindergarten teacher for one. Twice in his career, 100% of his students scored on or above grade level, as evidenced by state standardized testing. Additionally, in his lone year as a kindergarten teacher, his students showed the most growth in his school and were ranked as one of the top classes for development throughout the district, as evidenced by computer adaptive testing. Mr. Latimore's career in Atlanta Public Schools spanned three different school settings where he contributed to countless students, families, committees, and leadership teams.Mr. Latimore is a proud alumnus of The Clark Atlanta University. Upon graduation, Mr. Latimore continued his Education at Troy University and Georgia State University, where he received his Masters' Degree, Educational Specialist Degree, and Educational Leadership add-on respectfully. He has also received endorsements in Reading, ESOL, K-5 Science, and Teacher Support Systems. Additionally, Mr. Latimore has been awarded the "National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award." Before departing from his former school, he was also named the 2021 - 2022 Support Person of the Year at his former school.He recently received a Certificate in School Leadership and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also has participated in the Aspiring Leaders Program with Georgia State University and Atlanta Public Schools.
Mr. Latimore has been married to his wife, Esquire Ashley Pruitt Latimore, for six years. They own one loving dog named T'challa Chadwick Latimore. Gerard is thankful to have a wife that continuously pushes him to be his very best all the time. He is a proud member of The emerging 100 of Atlanta. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing with his dog, sports, and working on home improvement projects in his spare time.