Fulton County Schools names 8 new principals

Heather Rucker, left, principal of Northwood Elementary School, and Martin Neuhaus, principal of Northview High School, are among eight new leaders starting this school year in Fulton County Schools. Courtesy photos

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Heather Rucker, left, principal of Northwood Elementary School, and Martin Neuhaus, principal of Northview High School, are among eight new leaders starting this school year in Fulton County Schools. Courtesy photos

Eight schools in Fulton County will have new principals when classes begin Aug. 8.

Fulton County Schools, the state’s fourth largest district, recently announced leadership changes at three high schools, four elementary schools and one middle school.

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The changes include a promotion for Ritu Ahuja, who previously led Northwood Elementary School. She is now the district’s director of principal leadership. Heather Rucker, a former teacher who was an assistant principal at Lake Windward Elementary School, will succeed her as Northwood’s next principal.

At Northview High School, Brian Downey left the principal post to serve as a zone superintendent for the area that includes Johns Creek schools. His successor at Northview is Martin Neuhaus, a longtime Fulton County principal who has led Shakerag and Barnwell elementary schools.

Other Fulton County schools with new principals include:

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Terrell Awak is the principal of Creekside High School. Courtesy photo

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Terrell Awak is the principal of Creekside High School. Courtesy photo

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Terrell Awak is the principal of Creekside High School. Courtesy photo

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Creekside High School: Terrell Awak, previously assistant principal at Therrell High School in Atlanta Public Schools.

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Arnisha Canty is the new principal of Cliftondale Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Arnisha Canty is the new principal of Cliftondale Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Arnisha Canty is the new principal of Cliftondale Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Cliftondale Elementary School: Arnisha Canty, previously assistant principal at Wolf Creek Elementary School.

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Miranda Freeman is the new principal of Sandtown Middle School. Courtesy photo

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Miranda Freeman is the new principal of Sandtown Middle School. Courtesy photo

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Miranda Freeman is the new principal of Sandtown Middle School. Courtesy photo

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Sandtown Middle School: Miranda Freeman, previously principal at Cliftondale Elementary.

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LaToya Miley is the new principal at Roswell High School. Courtesy photo

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LaToya Miley is the new principal at Roswell High School. Courtesy photo

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LaToya Miley is the new principal at Roswell High School. Courtesy photo

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Roswell High School: LaToya Miley, previously principal at Sandtown Middle.

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Uche Ngoddy is the new principal of Oakley Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Uche Ngoddy is the new principal of Oakley Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Uche Ngoddy is the new principal of Oakley Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Oakley Elementary School: Uche Ngoddy, previously assistant principal at S.L. Lewis Elementary School.

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Ayo Richardson is the new principal of Mountain Park Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Ayo Richardson is the new principal of Mountain Park Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Ayo Richardson is the new principal of Mountain Park Elementary School. Courtesy photo

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Mountain Park Elementary School: Ayo Richardson, previously a principal at Dunleith Elementary School in Marietta City Schools.