BREAKING – APS to appoint new Chief Academic Officer – Carlton Jenkins


The Atlanta Public School Board of Education will appoint Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins as the Chief Academic Officer during the upcoming BOE meeting on Monday. He will replace Karen Waldon who retired in June, but remained in place subject to finding her replacement.

Dr. Jenkins (see bio here) currently serves as the Superintendent of Saginaw Public Schools in Michigan and,

Now in his eighteenth year of education, Dr. Jenkins has served in many roles as a professional educator. He has served as an associate administrator, principal of a middle school and three high schools, Executive Director of Project-Grad Leadership K-12, CEO of the JENKINS’ Consultant Group, formerly the Executive Director of Secondary Leadership in the School District of Beloit in Beloit, Wisconsin and currently Superintendent of Saginaw Public Schools.

Dr. Jenkins is a native of Phoenix City, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State University, his Masters’ degree in Educational Administration and his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is the caring father of a beautiful and intelligent thirteen-year-old daughter Jasmine. He has been married to his lovely wife Lisa for twenty years. Dr. Jenkins and his family currently live in Saginaw, Michigan.

 Dr. Jenkins start date has yet to be determined.

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3 Responses to BREAKING – APS to appoint new Chief Academic Officer – Carlton Jenkins

  1. Beverly Fraud says:

    Will he be required to undergo the same ethics training that teachers were required to undergo as the result of the cheating scandal?

    Has Carstarphen herself lead by example and completed the ethics training?

  2. Ron Green says:

    I personally know Dr. Jenkins very well and happen to know that he is an upstanding leader with impeccable ethics. Integrity is the foundation of his leadership. We will be tremendously blessed to have him and his family here to help us. —Ron G.

  3. Al says:

    Good luck, you’re going to need it. Jenkins is the most ineffectual superintendent that the Saginaw School District has ever had.

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