At its regular monthly meeting on May 14, 2020, the Gwinnett County Board of Education filled leadership vacancies at the district level and at a local school.
The Board tapped Dr. Monica Batiste, who serves as the district’s Executive Director of Human Resources Staffing, as Interim Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and Talent Management. This appointment is the result of Dr. Frances Davis assuming her previous half-time position. Dr. Davis had stepped in to serve as Associate Superintendent in October of 2019 when Dr. Linda Anderson went out on medical leave.
Board members also appointed Mitch Green as the next principal of Baggett Elementary School. Mr. Green, who served as an assistant principal in Gwinnett for approximately nine years, has worked for the past year as the Director of Student Language and Learning Services for Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador. He fills the position that is opening with the retirement of Baggett’s current principal Dr. Charlotte Sadler. Mr. Green will assume his new position at Baggett Elementary School on July 1.
Dr. Monica Batiste,
Interim Associate Superintendent of Human
Resources and Talent Management
2019–Present Executive Director of School Staffing, Gwinnett County Public Schools
2010–2019 Director of School Staffing, Gwinnett County Public Schools
2011–2013 Director of Equity and Compliance, Gwinnett County Public Schools
2007–2010 Principal, Alford Elementary School
2003–2007 Assistant Principal, Hopkins Elementary School
1996–2003 Teacher, Rockbridge Elementary School
2017–Present Adjunct Professor, Thomas University (GA)
2016 Adjunct Professor, Clark Atlanta University (GA)
2014–Present Adjunct Professor, University of the Cumberlands (KY)
1990-1996 Teacher, William B. Travis Elementary School (Port Arthur, TX)
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education— McNeese State University (LA)
- Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision— McNeese State University (LA)
- Specialist’s degree in Middle Grades Math and Science— Brenau University
- Doctoral degree in Education Leadership— Mercer University
Dr. Batiste is a graduate of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program (Cohort 1).
Principal, Baggett Elementary
2012–2014 Assistant Principal, Hopkins Elementary School
2011 Principal Resident, Ferguson Elementary School and Jenkins Elementary School
2005–2012 Assistant Principal, Trickum Middle School
1997–2005 Teacher, Trickum Middle School
2018–Present Director of Student Language & Learning Services, Academia Cotopaxi (Quito, Ecuador)
2014–2018 Principal, Henderson Mill Elementary School
1995-1996 Teacher, Camp Hope Academy (West Milford, NJ)
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science— Tufts University (MA)
- Master’s degree in Education—University of Massachusetts (MA)
- Leadership Certificate—University of Georgia
- Specialist’s degree in Education—University of West Georgia
Mr. Green is a graduate of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program (2011).