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APS Superintendent Carstarphen on the move

Dr. Meria Carstarphen

Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis is scheduled to past the leadership of his duties at the end of the month. Dr. Meria Carstarphen has already started her crusade with her transition team for the 2014-15 school year. She is moving aggressively with staffing to move the district forward. She is schedule to officially start on July 7, 2014.

The Atlanta School Board of Education approved the new superintendents’s selection of five key members for her transition team. The key five members worked with her in the Austin Independent School District, in Austin, Texas, where she served as superintendent for five years.

The newly hired transition team of Superintendent Carstarphen

Pamela Hall was executive director of human resources in Austin ISD, and Ms. Hall will take on the same role in Atlanta as, Senior Executive Officer I ( Human Resources)

Bill Caritj, the chief performance officer in Austin ISD, will be responsible for accountability in APS, a new position that Carstarphen said is needed to ensure the integrity of testing and data.

Skye Duckett, Senior Executive Officer II (Human Resources)

Timothy Gadson, Executive Officer III (Curriculum and Instruction)

Tammie Workman, Executive Officer III (Curriculum and Instruction)

Atlanta Public Schools is in desperate need of a face lift, new beginning and education transformation. The APS, cheating scandal will continue to be on the books, in the minds of many, locally and nationally, and in the judicial system for months to come. The new superintendent has vowed to move the district and the city of Atlanta forward.

A transition team is needed to make a change from one state or condition to another. Atlanta Public Schools is in need of a transition. The road is not going to be easy, but Dr. Carstarphen is headed in the right direction. Hopefully, the Atlanta family of teachers, businesses, community, parents and students will embrace the change with a positive and supportive attitude. Children first.

‘You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.’
-Brigham Young


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