Atlanta Public Schools Welcomes Eight New Principals

With a combined total of more than 100 years of teaching and administrative experience, eight new principals will usher in the new school year at Atlanta Public Schools (APS).

“Strong schools begin with strong leadership. Effective principals are essential to achieving our vision to become a high-performing district where students love to learn, educators inspire, families engage and the community trusts the system,” Carstarphen said. “I am thrilled to welcome these outstanding school leaders to Atlanta Public Schools.”

With a caring culture of trust and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college and career. This APS mission is strengthened through the recruitment, development and retention of school leaders who foster educational excellence.

APS has built a strong internal pipeline with an emphasis in school leadership development. As a result, 75 percent of the 2018-2019 new principals are internal hires. In addition, two of this year’s new principal pool are proud APS graduates.

Flip through the photo galleries below, and get to know our eight new principals!

APS charter and partner schools also welcomed 11 new principals. They are Rajvee Bhlakia (The Kindezi Schools at Old Fourth Ward), Tasha Davis (KIPP Soul Primary School), Micheal Bray and Audrianna Archibald (KIPP WAYS Primary School), Chris Knowles (Atlanta Classical Academy), Jovan Miles (Thomasville Heights Elementary School), Chanika Perry (KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Academy), Rashaun Reid (KIPP Vision Academy), Deborah Satterfield (Wesley International Academy) Nathaniel Snyder (KIPP WAYS Academy) and Terra Walker (KIPP Vision Primary School).

Day One for the District is Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

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