For DeKalb County Schools parents the thought of Aug. 6, the first day of school — that date that seems so far away, yet approaching like the wind slung off Pine Lake in a storm — may bring mixed feelings.
Perhaps having the kids home all summer has been a joy of long hot days lounging in neighborhood pools. Perhaps patience is wearing thin and a break from the kids’ break sounds good. And maybe the kids need to get back to learning.
Yes! We can say it was all for learning, and that the kids also need to get back so they can adjust to changes at school.
Case in point, many students will arrive and meet new principals.
Here’s a full list of new leaders for all seven regions of DeKalb schools.
Peachtree Charter Middle - Donnie Davis
Evansdale Elementary - L. Moneke Fields
Midvale Elementary - Tara Dougherty
Henderson Mill Elementary - Cassandra Moore
Brockett Elementary - Antoinette Seabrook
Laurel Ridge Elementary - Kari Schrock
Pleasantdale Elementary - Jocelyn Harrington
Redan Elementary - Cathy Goolsby
Lithonia Middle - Tracy Harrell
Shadow Rock Elementary - Sylvia Hall-Sanders
Indian Creek Elementary - Stephanie Brown-Bryant
Hambrick Elementary - Nicole Bullen
Stone Mountain Elementary - Char-Shenda Covington
Dunaire Elementary - Sean Deas
Jolly Elementary - Ayesha Grandison
Stone Mountain High - Wislene John
Clarkston High - Pattie Lemelle
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Chapel Hill Middle - Michael Alexander-
Miller Grove High - Latashia Searcy
Bethune Middle - Eric Kemp
Towers High - LaKeisha Griffith
McNair Discovery Learning Academy - Shaun Wells
Cedar Grove Middle - Marcia Scott
Cedar Grove High - Shelton Bernard
Narvie J. Harris Theme School - Lisa Watkins
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