FCS Welcomes New Principals for South Learning Community

Fulton County Schools (FCS) is starting the 2018–2019 school year with a strong crop of new principals in the South Learning Community.

Asa Hilliard Elementary welcomes Maureen Lilly, who has served 25 years in education. Most recently, Ms. Lilly was principal at Roswell North Elementary School and assistant principal at Alpharetta Elementary School. She earned her bachelor of science in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston, and her masters of education in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University.

College Park Elementary has a new principal, veteran educator Dr. Maisha Otway. A graduate of Walden University, where she received her doctor of education in 2007, and Our Lady of the Elms College, where she received her master of arts in 1996 and bachelor of arts in 1994, Otley has worked for FCS for almost 20 years. She has also served as principal of Hillside Elementary and assistant principal at Heards Ferry Elementary. She was the Northeast Learning Center (NELC) Principal of the Year in 2018.

Bear Creek Middle School’s new principal is Felipe Jackson, a graduate of Morgan State University, where he received his undergraduate degree, and the University of Maryland, where he received a master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development. Jackson was principal of C. H. Gullatt Elementary School for five years before assuming this new role.

Camp Creek Middle School welcomes Jarvis Adams as its principal. Over the past 21 years he has served as social studies teacher, athletic director and assistant principal in the school systems of Cumberland County (NC), Dekalb County, and Fulton County. He has a passion for education and supporting the success of all students.

Creekside High School’s new principal is Frankie Pollock, Jr., who has served as assistant principal of Creekside HS since 2015. He received a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University and is completing his educational specialist degree from Walden University. He has been recognized as a school turnaround leader by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Westlake High School has a familiar face as its incoming principal, Jamar Robinson. The Florida A & M graduate was an assistant principal at Westlake, where his work in 2017 in Math and Science resulted in the highest academic gains in those areas since 2014. Robinson completed graduate degrees at Georgia State University (M.A.T.) and Georgia Southern University (Ed.S.)

In addition to the new principals, Brittany Burns has been named new assistant principal at Creekside HS and Elena Gilmore is the new assistant principal at Heritage Elementary. Dr. Gyimah Whitaker, Area Superintendent, South Learning Community said, “I am confident that our new principals and assistant principals will provide the leadership needed to continue our forward momentum in the South Learning Community.”

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