Washington High School is one of two Atlanta high schools who will start next school year with new principals.

Principals hired for two Atlanta high schools

Booker T. Washington and Mays high schools will start next school year with new principals.

The Atlanta school board on Monday approved hiring two new principals. 

Angela Coaxum-Young will start at Washington High School on July 8. Mulanta Clark-Wilkins will start the same day at Mays High School. 

Coaxum-Young is the assistant principal at South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga. She previously was the director of student support programs at Main Street K-8 Academy in College Park, and before that she worked at Benjamin Banneker High School in College Park, according to her resume. 

She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bethune-Cookman College, a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Georgia Southern University. 

The incoming Mays principal is the current assistant principal at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs. Before that, Clark-Wilkins was an assistant principal at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. She’s also worked at the now-closed Tech Charter High School and as a science teacher at Southwest DeKalb High School. 

Clark-Wilkins received a bachelor’s degree in science education from Georgia Southern University, a master’s degree from Cambridge College and a doctorate degree from University of Southern Mississippi. 

The Washington High School opening was created when principal Tasharah Wilson accepted a new job leading the district’s Atlanta College & Career Academy, which is scheduled to open in 2020. 

The Mays leadership vacancy was created by the resignation of principal Richard Fowler.

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