Dunwoody HS Principal Tom McFerrin says he’ll be leaving Dunwoody HS and moving to a job in the central office as Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) coordinator.
According to the latest org chart, Mr. McFerrin will be moving to the CTAE Department with the other specialists and coordinators. The specialists and coordinators report to Director of CTAE (Delmas Watkins), who reports to the Executive Director of Student Advancement (Manomay Malathip), who reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Student Support and Intervention (Vasanne Tinsley), who reports to the Superintendent.
Mr. McFerrin took the reigns at DHS in August 2014. During his tenure as Principal, 100+ students each year have come back to the high school from private school.
Since 2014, DeKalb CCRPI Trends show DHS going from a CCRPI score of 73 in 2014 to a score of 93 in 2016. Peachtree Charter MS is the only school that feeds into DHS. During the same time period, Peachtree’s CCRPI scores have gone from 80 down to 78.
What are your thoughts about this move?
From: Principal Tom McFerrin
Dunwoody High School Principal 2014 – 2017
My journey as a Dunwoody High School Wildcat began as a student, then a teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, and now as your principal. Therefore, after working in the Dunwoody cluster for twenty-two years, it is with a heavy heart that I inform my Dunwoody family about my departure as principal of Dunwoody High School. While I will always feel connected to this community, I am taking advantage of an opportunity to serve Dunwoody High School and the DeKalb County School District as a Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) coordinator.
With my teaching experience and expertise in career education, this new role is an exceptional opportunity that will broaden my leadership experience in the district. I am excited about this new position, and I am pleased to be able to impact not only the continued success of the Dunwoody cluster of schools, but all of the schools in the DeKalb County School District.
I will remain in my current role as principal of Dunwoody High School until a replacement has been appointed. Parents of currently enrolled DHS students will have an opportunity to provide input on their preferred leadership attributes through a survey that will be delivered through Infinite Campus. If your Infinite Campus email address needs to be updated, please contact the attendance office by email at email@example.com before Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
I will forever cherish the relationships I have built with the students, staff, and community over the years and I will continue to be involved on some level because Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat.
Thank you for the support you have given me. I’ll be around, so stay in touch!