Frankie Pollock Jr-Principal
Jason Ross-Assistant Principal
Jason Ross joined Creekside High School in 2015 following seven years of service within the Fulton County School System. His career began in the Atlanta Public Schools System where he taught fourth grade for six years at Tull Waters Elementary. Mr. Ross was awarded Tull Waters “Teacher of the Year” for the 2000-01 school year before being named Math Coordinator for Project GRAD Atlanta. Mr. Ross contributed to the success of 90% of Project GRAD schools meeting or exceeding expectations on the CRCT.
Mr. Ross was appointed to Interim Assistant Principal at Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta after his tenure with Project GRAD Atlanta. After completing his interim year as assistant principal, Mr. Ross was selected as assistant principal for the Junior Academy at Charles R. Drew Charter School in the East Lake area of Atlanta. Mr. Ross contributed to the success of Drew Charter achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during his two-year tenure.
Mr. Ross’ next leadership roles took place in Fulton County Schools where he served as assistant principal at Benjamin Banneker High School, Sandtown Middle School and Creekside High School.
During his 5-year tenure at Creekside, Mr. Ross has supervised a Science department that demonstrated over 24-point achievement gains in Physical Science and Biology for students scoring proficient or distinguished on End of Course Milestones in 2017-18 school year. This accomplishment help remove Creekside High School from state’s “failure” list. Creekside went from a score of ‘58’ to a ‘72’ respectively in one year. Mr. Ross served as supervising administrator of PBIS team that went from Emerging to Operational. Mr. Ross also contributed to the 11.7% increase in school’s graduation rate from 2015 to 2017.
Mr. Ross is a servant leader who believes that ALL students can learn when given the appropriate opportunities. Mr. Ross has a proven track record of promoting the success of all students by advocating and sustaining a school culture and instructional program that is conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Mr. Ross is a native of Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.
He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Brittney Burns-Assistant Principal
Ms. Burns is the 11th Grade Assistant Principal and serves as our Teaching and Learning Administrator. She is currently the administrator of Humanities which includes Language Arts and Social Studies.
Brittney Burns, a native of Atlanta, is in her 12th year of service as an educator. Ms. Burns is a results-oriented change agent who strives to live in her purpose by providing high quality educational experiences for all students. Ms. Burns is a proud first generation college student and attended the University of Georgia, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education. Ms. Burns continued her advanced education by earning her Master’s degree in Middle Grades Education at The University of West Georgia and her Specialist degree in Instructional Technology from The University of Georgia.
Ms. Burns’ career in education began with Fulton County Schools where she has served as a TAG Contact, Department Chair, Grade-Level Chair, STEM Coordinator, Data Support Specialist, MYP Coordinator and 8th Grade Administrator. Throughout her educational career she has been chosen as the Teacher of the Year (2011), AUDL Coach of the Year (2012), Shining Star in Education (2017), Professional of the Year (2017), and Assistant Principal of the Month (January 2020). Ms. Burns has displayed proven ability leading a school staff to continuous improvement by making data-driven decisions and achieving outcomes that purposefully increased student achievement.
Ms. Burns is a proud member of Fulton County School's Vanguard Team and a member of Delta Signa Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Vonterissa McKinney-Assistant Principal
Dr. Vonterrisa McKinney is the 12th Grade Assistant Principal and Academic Scheduler for Creekside High School.
Dr. McKinney brings to Creekside a record of exceptional leadership experience as an assistant principal and an academic scheduler. She works very hard to build relationships with stakeholders.
Previously, she was the curriculum assistant principal at Hapeville Charter Career Academy. Prior to her work at Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Dr. McKinney served Fulton County as the manager of master scheduling support. She supported all 106 public and charter schools in Fulton county. While in this role, she earned a game ball from former Superintendent Avossa for her work at River Eves Elementary School. Dr. McKinney was also a school counselor in Dougherty County working in elementary, middle and high schools.
A native of Albany, GA and Georgia State University alumna, Dr. McKinney earned her bachelors degree in Psychology and masters degree in school counseling at Albany State University. Her specialist degree is in educational leadership from Albany State University and her doctorate degree is in curriculum and instruction for Argosy University of Sarasota.
Dr. McKinney has worked in education for nineteen years. She is the mother of two children.
Benjamin Polite-Assistant Principal
Andre Byrd-Dean of Students
Nikia Bynum-Isler-Dean of Students
Mrs. Bynum-Isler has 20 years of experience in education. She served one year at St. Jude H.S in Montgomery, AL, 15 years in Cobb County at Pebblebrook H.S, and the last 4 years in Fulton County at Riverwood H.S., where she served as a Health and Physical Education teacher, Dept. Chair, Head Volleyball Coach, Head Golf Coach, and Head and Asst. Basketball Coach. In 2012, she was named the Cobb County Schools "Health and Physical Education Teacher of the Year". During her coaching stint, she has won many awards and made numerous state playoff appearances including two-Final Four finishes, two-Elite 8 finishes, and three Sweet 16 appearances. During the four years that she coached at Riverwood H.S, she was named "Region Coach of the Year" four times, was Region Champs four times, and coached players that were named "Region Player of the Year" each year.
Coach Bynum-Isler was a former standout high school and Division I-AA collegiate athlete in both Volleyball and Softball. As a Volleyball player at Alabama State University, she received the Most Valuable Player as a Defensive Specialist award in 2000 and she remains #4 on the Alabama State all-time career digs record list. In addition, she is #9 on the Alabama State alltime career service aces list. Bynum-Isler earned All-SWAC recognition as a shortstop for the Lady Hornets Softball Team.
Coach Bynum-Isler holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Health Education from Alabama State University, a Master's Degree in Public Health from Argosy University, and Leadership Certification from The University of West Georgia. She is also a certified Atlanta Area Volleyball Official. Coach Bynum-Isler is married with one daughter, who currently plays volleyball for Austin Peay State University.
Mrs. Bynum-Isler will begin her role as Dean of Students at Creekside on October 5th. Please join us in welcoming our newest “Tribe” member
Yolanda Magee-Dean of Students
Yolanda Magee, She received her Bachelor's degree from Alcorn State University in Business Management. She has two Master's degrees: University of Phoenix, MBA in Human Resources and Barry University MS in Exceptional Student Education. She has a Educational Specialist degree in Exceptional Student Education and Teacher Leadership.
In 2004, Mrs. Magee began her career in education at Piper High School as a Business Education Teacher and Cheerleading/Track Coach. At Cypress Bay High School, she was a Reading Teacher, Department Chairperson and Instructional Leader for ESOL. In 2007, Mrs. Magee moved to Atlanta and began working for Fulton County Schools. She worked at Camp Creek Middle School, Reading Teacher and Sandtown Middle School, Reading Teacher and 8th Grade Administrator. Mrs. Magee is the Academic Dean, Testing Coordinator, Web Site Coordinator, Health/PE and Law/Criminal Justice Administrator and 11th and 12th Grade Level Administrator here at Creekside High School.
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