Category Archives: Principals

June 2018 – New And Open Principal Report

School starts on Aug 6, 2018. It is vital that we have qualified leadership at every school.
15 – Open Principal Vacancies
5 – Open Assistant Principal Vacancies
11 – New Principals

Reg. Name Current Position Current School New Position New School Reason For Vacancy
1 2 VACANT Principal Evansdale ES Stephanie Chattman (Resigned)
2 2 VACANT Principal Henderson Mill ES Mitch Green (Resigned)
3 2 VACANT Principal Midvale ES Debra Satterfield (Resigned)
4 3 VACANT Principal Stone Mountain ES Corey Davidson (Reassigned)
5 3 VACANT Principal Shadowrock ES Viva Jones (Reassigned)
6 3 VACANT Principal hambrick ES Audrey Brooks (Retiring)
7 4 VACANT Principal Towers HS Vincent Denson (Reassigned)
8 2 VACANT Principal Laurel Ridge ES Beth Kyle (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 1)
9 2 VACANT Principal Brockett ES Vanessa Vines-Truitt (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 2)
10 2 VACANT Principal Pleasandale ES Terri Brown (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 3)
11 3 VACANT Principal Indian Creek ES Antoinette Campbell (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 4)
12 4 VACANT Principal Champel Hill MS Lisa McGhee (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 5)
13 5 VACANT Principal Cedar Grove MS Candace Alexander (Promoted to Coordinator – Region 6)
14 4 VACANT Principal Narvie J Harris ES Sean Tartt (Promoted – Regional Superintendent)
15 4 VACANT Principal Miller Grove HS Matthew Priester (Resigning)


Reg Name Current Position Current School New Position New School Reason For Vacancy
1 3 VACANT Assist Principal Hambrick ES Tracey Allen (Resigned)
2 3 VACANT Assist Principal Indian Creek ES Sean Deas (Promoted to Principal at Dunarie)
3 3 VACANT Assist Principal Rockbridge ES Ayshia Grandison (Promoted to Prinicpal at Joll ES)
4 5 VACANT Assist Principal Bethune MS Eric Kemp (Promoted to Principal at Bethune MS)
5 3 VACANT Assist Principal Dunaire ES Cathy Goolsby (Promoted to Principal at Redan ES)


Reg Name Current Position Current School New Position New School Reason For Vacancy
1 1 Yul Roce Toombs Interim Principal ISC Principal ISC Cheryl Rhodes (Retiring)
2 4 Tracy Harrell Assist Principal Atlanta Public Schools Principal Lithonia MS Debra Phillips (Retiring)
3 3 Sean Deas Assist Principal Indian Creek ES Principal Dunaire ES Obelia Hall (Retiring)
4 3 Wisilene Jones Assist Principal Atlanta Public Schools Principal Stone Mountain HS James Jones (Retiring)
5 3 Ayshia Grandison Assist Principal Rockbridge ES Principal Jolly ES Judy Roseman
6 3 Patti Lamelle Assist Principal Clarkston HS Principal Clarkston HS Michelle Jones (Promoted to Regional Superintendent – Region 3)
7 5 Shelton Bernard Assist Principal Cedar Grove HS Principal Cedar Grove HS Pamela Benford (Promoted to Regional Superintendent – Region 6)
8 1 Donnie Davis Assist Principal Henderson MS Principal Peachtree Charter MS Scott Peinstall (Reassigned)
9 5 Eric Kemp Assist Principal Bethune MS Principal Bethune MS Myron Broom (Resigned)
10 3 Cathy Goolsby Assist Principal Dunaire ES Principal Redan ES Deborah Cowan Steele (Retiring)
11 5 Shun Wells Academic Coach Flat Shoals Principal McNair ES Brian Bolden (Resigned)

DeKalb Schools Principal Selection Process
The Division of Human Capital Management has implemented a process that involves a variety of stakeholders from various levels such as parents, teachers, community members, internal leaders and members from the Superintendent Advisory Committee. This process includes four phases:

New & Vacant Principals & Assistant Principals

I asked the administration at DeKalb Schools to provide an updated list of all the new principals and assistant principals across the school district as well as a vacancy report. I know of at least one school with a new AP that isn’t on this list …. sooo, I wouldn’t characterize this data as complete, but for what it’s worth …

DeKalb Schools employs Performance Coaches to reach out to new principals who have zero to three years of experience as a principal to support their transition. The coaches are also extending support to new principals who have more than three years of experience coming from outside of DeKalb.

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Meet DeKalb Schools’ New Assistant Principals
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Meet DeKalb Schools’ New Principals
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Under-Performing Principals Reassigned
May 12, 2017 – Can we systematically weed out our lowest performing principals?

New Principals 2017-2018 School Year

New Principals 2017-2018 School Year
New Principal School
Laura L. Baez Montclair ES
Jesse Berger Dresden ES
Rasheen Booker Stephenson Middle
Rebecca A. Braaten Chamblee High
Cassandra Davis Stoneview ES
Karen Davis Redan Middle
Peggy Davis Kelley Lake
Malik Douglas Flat Rock ES
Lisa Green Rock Chapel ES
Brandy A. Jermon Woodridge ES
Viva S. Jones Shadow Rock ES
Marcus Kimber Miller Grove Middle
Darrick McCray Lithonia High
Johnny C. Potter Snapfinger ES
Sabrina Pressley Oak View Elementary
Marsha L. Sears Murphey Candler
Corey L. Stegall Panola Way ES
Tamara Watts Tucker High
Andre Mountain (started April 2017) Marbut ES

Principal Vacancies (as of 8.10.2017)

Principal Vacancies (as of 8.10.2017)
Dunwoody HS Current Principal still in place
Cedar Grove ES Interim Principal (Norman Thomas)

New Assistant Principals 2017-2018

New Assistant Principals 2017-2018
New AP School
L. Shane Tolle Lakeside HS
Jennifer Mason Lakeside HS
Emanuel Lewis Tucker HS
Audra Olukoya Redan ES
Lamita Grissett Redan MS
David Costa DECA
Deirdre Hill WynbrookeES
Charles Barkley Chapel Hill MS
Audra Olukoya Redan ES
Lamita Jo Grissett Redan MS
Ethan Suber Stephenson MS
Ledra Jemison Stone Mountain MS
Gayle McNair Southwest DeKalb HS
Tiffany Reeves Narvie J Harris
Jamika Brown Woodridge ES
Joe Floyd Miller Grove MS
Rodney Mallory DeKalb Alternative
Marcus Barber DeKalb Alternative
Latoya Carmichael Kelly Lake ES
Rodericus Rogers Towers HS
Portia Denson Towers HS
Clifton Spears Chamblee HS
Timothy Collier Warren Technical
Amy Heutel Cary Reynolds ES
Tyra Harris-Thompson Kingsley ES
LaSonya Edwards Montclair ES
Karen Williams Dunwoody HS
Audria Berry (started April 2017) Flat Rock ES
Darlene Herbert (started March 2017) Rainbow ES

Assistant Principal Vacancies (as of 8.10.2017)

Assistant Principal Vacancies (as of 8.10.2017)
Substitute AP in place Peachcrest ES
Vacant Fernbank ES
Current AP still in place Hawthorne ES
Current AP still in place Southwest DeKalb HS
Current AP retiring August 31, 2017 Allgood ES