Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has ended his era and leadership with Atlanta Public Schools. He has passed the gavel to incoming Superintendent Meria Carstarphen from Austin, Texas. On Monday, July 7, 2014, Carstarphen was sworn in as the new leader of APS. She was selected on March 27, 2014 as the sole finalist to lead the Atlanta Public Schools for the next three years.
Atlanta Public Schools is under construction with new management. With new leadership, the future is looking brighter for APS. There are many changes that need to be made and the new superintendent has her hands on the pulse of the urban district to move APS forward.
We thank interim Superintendent Erroll Davis for his commitment and dedication to Atlanta Public Schools. Atlantans wish him well in his next endeavor. He was appointed on July 1, 2011. Atlanta Public Schools has an enrollment of 50,000 students with 6,000 employees.
Everyone must get involved and work to support the new superintendent in every aspect of her difficult job. Parents must step up their parental involvement as well. Carstarphen has acknowledged her dedication to doing what is best for children and the community of APS. For many change is going to difficult, but not impossible if they share the same vision as the superintendent and her leadership team. We wish her much success in the days to come. We welcome the new superintendent to Atlanta and to Atlanta Public Schools. Children first.
“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”-George Santayana