ATLANTA – Karen Waldon, who has an extensive background in academic senior management and school leadership positions with two Georgia school districts, has been appointed APS Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction with oversight responsibilities for all of the district’s schools and learning centers.
Ms. Waldon is currently Assistant Superintendent for Leadership Services for the Henry County School System, where she also served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and as an assistant principal and principal. She was also an Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Summer Enhancement Program with Rockdale County Public Schools. Ms. Waldon was named a Georgia High Performance Principal by former Governor Sonny Perdue.
Ms. Waldon, who also served as a Program Specialist with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications and English degree from the University of Georgia.
“I believe Karen Waldon will provide the kind of leadership and direction that are needed to take the district to the next level in its academic achievement,” said Superintendent Erroll B. Davis. “Ms. Waldon comes to APS with an extensive and diverse background in public education curriculum and instructional leadership that will serve our students well.”
Ms. Waldon’s appointment is contingent on a successfully executed contract. She is expected to assume her position with APS sometime next month.