As first reported by the AJC, the Atlanta Public Schools announced that Dr. Howard “Gene” Taylor, who had announced his resignation as principal of the North Atlanta High School last Thursday, accepted a new position with APS,
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis announced Monday that Principal Howard “Gene” Taylor will move into a job as the executive director for the city school system’s north region.
The current executive director, Dr. Tony Burks will move to a principal mentor position and Mr. Curtis Douglass will become the interim principal at NAHS.
Additional stories and opinion are at the Reporter Newspapers, AJC Get Schooled blog and a follow-up story by Mark Niesse in the AJC (behind pay wall) with quotes from parents BOE Chairman Reuben McDaniel who said,
…the school system should do more to support its principals. Generally, we as a system want to give principals the tools and autonomy needed to be effective,” McDaniel said.
The North Atlanta High School PTSA announced that it would host a community meeting tonight from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Garden Hills Elementary School located at 285 Sheridan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305. BOE member Nancy Meister and Associate Superintendent Steve Smith will be there to discuss the recent events at NAHS.
The full text of the letter issued by Superintendent Davis is as follows,
Dear North Atlanta High School Students, Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. announced personnel changes today for the North Region of Atlanta Public Schools. After a short transition period, Dr. Tony Burks, executive director of the North Region, will move into the role of a principal mentor, and Dr. Howard “Gene” Taylor will assume leadership of the North Region as executive director.
Mr. Curtis Douglass, who is currently an assistant principal at North Atlanta High school, will serve as interim principal until a permanent principal is named.
APS is pleased that we were able to retain a talented employee. We will continue to update the community with details about the transition as they become available.