Monica Blasingame has been chosen as the principal of Sylvan Hills Middle School in Atlanta.
Photo: Atlanta Public Schools
Photo: Atlanta Public Schools

New principal chosen for Atlanta middle school

An assistant principal will be promoted to lead Sylvan Hills Middle School in Atlanta. 

Monica Blasingame, who has worked as an assistant principal at the 538-student middle school since 2016, will become the next principal on July 1. 

The Atlanta school board officially approved the appointment at this week’s meeting. Sylvan Hills Principal Artesza Portee is leaving his post to become the next principal of Douglass High School. 

Blasingame was previously a special education lead teacher at Sylvan Hills and Price middle schools and worked in Clayton County as a special education instruction and compliance specialist, according to her resume. Earlier in her career, she taught in Clayton County. 

Among her academic credentials, she holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Valley State University, a master’s degree from National Louis University in Chicago, and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia College and State University.

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