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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