After months of searching for North Atlanta High School’s new principal, Atlanta Public Schools has finally found a replacement for retiring Principal Mark MyGrant: Mark MyGrant.
With school beginning on August 6, Atlanta Public Schools has become increasingly concerned with finding a new principal for North Atlanta High School. After Principal Mark MyGrant announced his plans to retire in 2011, APS began a search to find a replacement.
In early June, the names of the final candidates were released by Talk Up APS. Names on the list included Reginald Richardson and Edward Echols.
Reginald Richardson, a principal in New York City, was offered the job in June, but declined when offered another job within his current school system.
Edward Echols, the indicted former Riverwood principal, was also seriously considered for the job. In 2012, it was alleged by Fulton County Schools that Echols stole $25,000 from Riverwood. He was arrested on Feb. 29, for charges that included: fin trans card fraud, identity fraud, and theft by taking. Mr. Echol’s mugshot can be found online.
North Atlanta parents questioned why Echols was even considered. APS has yet to comment on why he was on the short list.
With all of these extensive complications, Atlanta Public Schools named Mark MyGrant as interim principal.
APS released a statement on the decision, “Tentative plans are for MyGrant to return as principal for three months, after which a new principal is expected to be hired.”
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(Souces: Talk Up APS, Reporter Newspapers, Mugshot.com)