Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn is seeking a new principal for next school year. AJC file photo by BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
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THE LATEST: Fulton County high school hiring new principal after resignation

A high school in south Fulton County is searching for a new principal after its leader announced she will resign at the end of this school year. 

Brandy Reeves, principal of Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, said in a letter posted on the school’s website that she will resign May 31. 

L. Brandy Reeves, principal of Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, will resign May 31.
Photo: Fulton County Schools

The high school enrolled 1,952 students as of October, according to state numbers. 

Reeves cited her growing family as the reason she would leave the job. 

“It has always been my desire to partner with you to help support you in raising strong scholars, at this time I want to pour this same energy into raising my own children. At the end of this school year, I will resign as principal to be at home with my children. We have accomplished much together, and I have seen Langston Hughes get better each day, I have enjoyed the team of teachers I work with, and the entire Langston Hughes community,” she wrote. 

Fulton County Schools is in the process of finding her replacement. Parents, teachers and community members can fill out an online survey through May 29 to provide input on what qualities they most want in a new principal. 

The district plans to conduct interviews in June and make a recommendation to the school board on June 11 about who to hire.

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