CCSD Hosts New Leaders Reception for School Board

CCSD Hosts New Leaders Reception for School Board

School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, right, is introduced by Dr. Catherine Head to her family at the reception. Dr. Head, currently the Little River ES instructional lead strategist, has been appointed to serve as CCSD’s Coordinator of Curriculum.

The Cherokee County School District hosted a New Leaders Reception on Thursday, April 19, 2018 for the School Board to meet the educators recommended by the Superintendent of Schools for School District and school leadership roles including Assistant Principals.

School Board Member Patsy Jordan, left, greets Dr. Julie Dutko and her daughter, Kori, at the reception. Dr. Dutko, currently the Holly Springs ES STEM Academy instructional lead strategist, will serve next school year as an Assistant Principal at Teasley MS.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a CCSD Partner, sponsored the reception at CCSD’s Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility, which gave School Board members the opportunity to better get to know the leaders before approving their new roles for next school year.

The 14 new leaders and their families enjoyed networking, refreshments, and a gift from Children’s Healthcare. This is the second reception of its kind for CCSD, following the inaugural event in March that welcomed the majority of new Principals for next school year.

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School Board Vice Chair Mike Chapman, left, speaks at the reception with LaToya Gray, CCSD’s newly appointed supervisor for special education, and her husband, Russell. Currently Principal of Summit Hills ES in Fulton County, Ms. Gray previously worked for CCSD as a special education facilitator and speech language pathologist.

School Board Member Patsy Jordan, right, congratulates Valerie Lowery at the reception on her appointment as Principal of Boston ES. The longtime CCSD educator currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Canton ES STEM Academy.

School Board Member Rick Steiner, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower thank Janet Read Welch of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a CCSD Partner, for sponsoring the reception.

School Board Vice Chair Mike Chapman and CCSD School Operations Executive Director Beth Long, center, laugh with Jennifer Jones and her baby, Liam, at the reception. Ms. Jones, a Cherokee HS teacher, will serve as an Assistant Principal at Etowah HS next school year.

Janet Read Welch of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta gives sponsor remarks at the reception, as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower looks on.