Maureen Wheeler is the proud new principal at Hope-Hill Elementary School. This is her first year with Atlanta Public Schools, and her 21st year in education. Ms. Wheeler began her career with Fulton County Schools as a teacher at Harriet Tubman Elementary School, and also served as the assistant principal at Paul D. West Middle School. In 2003, she became principal at Palmetto Elementary School, which achieved Adequate Yearly Progress for seven consecutive years and became a Title I Distinguished School under her leadership. In addition, Palmetto received the 2010 Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Award from the Georgia Department of Education for CRCT improvement.
Ms. Wheeler spent the last three years at Renaissance Middle School, where she supported their transition from Georgia Performance Standards to Common Core. Ms. Wheeler holds degrees from the University of Dayton (B.S., Elementary Education), Georgia State University (M.Ed., Special Education – Learning Disabilities; M.Ed., Educational Leadership) and Lincoln Memorial University (Ed.S., Curriculum and Instruction).
She is excited to join the Hope-Hill family and humbled to be their new leader.