Gwinnett County’s current Lilburn Middle School principal, Howard E. (Gene) Taylor, is expected to take over as principal of North Atlanta High School in November, following a vote by the Atlanta Board of Education on Monday.
|Howard E. (Gene) Taylor|
Before becoming principal of Lilburn Middle School, Taylor was the principal at Crews Middle School from 2006 to 2008 and the assistant principal for instruction at North Gwinnett High School from 2003 to 2006.
He has also taught high school World History and US Government and served as chair of both departments. He was an assistant professor in the College of Education at Georgia State University from 1998 to 2000.
“We believe we have selected the leaders to lead us forward,” Superintendent Erroll Davis said after introducing the candidates.
District 4 Board of Education Member Nancy Meister has said the North Atlanta High community will soon have the chance to meet Taylor.
Taylor will replace Mark MyGrant, who returned to be interim principal of North Atlanta High at the beginning of this year after having resigned at the end of last year. He agreed to return during the search for a permanent principal at the Buckhead school.