North Atlanta High's principal announced his resignation on Friday, and on Monday, was promoted to a district regional executive director.
On Friday, Dr. Howard "Gene" Taylor announced his resignation as principal of North Atlanta High. That same day, was named as the new principal at Gwinnett County's Berkmar High School. On Monday, he was promoted to serve as a regional director for the Atlanta Public Schools district.
Taylor was named to the position in October 2012 after former Principal Mark MyGrant and other top administrators were removed from the school by APS officials for what Superintendent Erroll Davis said was due to poor student academic performance.
In a letter posted on the district's website, Davis said Taylor will assume leadership of the North Region as executive director. The current North Region Executive Director Tony Burks will serve as a principal mentor.
NAHS Assistant Principal Curtis Douglass will serve as interim principal until a permanent principal is named.
"APS is pleased that we were able to retain a talented employee. We will continue to update the community with details about the transition as they become available," Davis stated in the letter.
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