Fulton County Schools names two new principals

Fulton County Schools named new principals to lead an elementary school and a high school.

The district announced that Marissa Wilson will be the next principal of A. Philip Randolph Elementary School. Charles Chester is the new principal of Langston Hughes High School.

Wilson was most recently the principal of Parklane Elementary School. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and an educational specialist degree from Kennesaw State University.

In a letter to parents, Wilson said: “I am committed to serving our students, partnering with parents, and supporting the community. I aspire to achieve a positive school culture that is built on collaboration, accountability, and shared decision making.”

Chester worked most recently as principal of Northwestern Middle School in Milton, where the district said he’s improved the school’s score on the state report card.

He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Albany State University and master’s degrees from Columbus State University and Kennesaw State University. He has a specialist degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

In a written statement provided by the district, Chester said: “Together we will work diligently to help all students reach new heights. I look forward to working diligently to serve our greater community.”

Chester takes over after the resignation of Brandy Reeves.

Chester will meet with parents and community members at 6 p.m. June 19 at the high school. Wilson also will hold a meeting at her school at 5 p.m. June 19.