New principal starts at Marietta elementary school

Ayodele Richardson is the new principal at Dunleith Elementary School in Marietta.

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Ayodele Richardson is the new principal at Dunleith Elementary School in Marietta.

When students at Dunleith Elementary School in Marietta return to class Thursday, Aug. 1, a new principal will be ready to help them celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Ayodele Richardson was appointed by the Marietta City School Board to begin her tenure July 1 as principal at the school. She replaces Jeffrey Mosley, who the school board named executive director of academic programs at the central office.

Richardson was previously employed for five years with the Fulton County School System. She served as assistant principal at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton and Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell.


Richardson has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana  University Bloomington, earned her master’s degree in early childhood education from Georgia State University and her specialist degree in instructional technology from the University of West Georgia.

Richardson began teaching in 2002 and while in the classroom, she “found joy in creatively meeting the varied needs of her students as well as building lifelong relationships with students, families and colleagues,” Marietta City Schools said. She also worked as teacher development coach with the nonprofit organization, The New Teacher Project.


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