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Board appoints leaders to Anderson-Livsey and Magill elementary schools

Knox, Burnley appointed to lead schools

Board appoints leaders to Anderson-Livsey and Magill elementary schools

May 12, 2017

     At a special called meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education named Christine Knox, currently the principal of Head Elementary School, as the new principal of Anderson-Livsey Elementary School and Dr. Tonya Burnley, who currently leads Gwin Oaks Elementary School, as the principal of Magill Elementary School. Knox will succeed Principal Janice Warren who will retire from the school system in the fall. Dr. Burnley will fill the vacancy created as sitting principal Crystal Collins accepts the position of Director of Innovation and Education in the private sector. Both appointments are effective July 3, 2017. 

Name and New Position

Current Position

Ms. Christine Knox

Principal, Anderson-Livsey Elementary

Principal,

Head Elementary

Dr. Tonya Burnley

Principal, Magill Elementary

Principal,

Gwin Oaks Elementary

 

 

Christine Knox, Principal of Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
GCPS Employment:
2010- Present    Principal, Head Elementary School
2007-2010         Assistant Principal, Mason Elementary School
1999-2000         Teacher, Snellville Middle School

Other Employment:
2000- 2003        Owner/Class Facilitator, Moms and Tots Workshop
1998-1999         Teacher, Ford Elementary School
1994-1998         Teacher, Birney Elementary School, Cobb County Schools
1988-1994         Special Education Teacher, Cobb County Schools


Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education— Miami University (Ohio)
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education—University of West Georgia
Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership—University of West Georgia

Ms. Knox is a graduate of the 2010 Quality-Plus Leadership Academy, Aspiring Principals Program.

 


 

Dr. Tonya Burnley, Principal of Magill Elementary School
GCPS Employment:
2012- Present    Principal, Gwin Oaks Elementary School
2007-2012         Assistant Principal, Meadowcreek Elementary School
2001-2007         Teacher, Magill Elementary and Snellville Middle School in Gwinnett      
                          County and Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Fulton County Schools

Other Employment:
1998-2001         Insurance Agent


Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing— Georgia State University
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education— Georgia State University
Specialist’s degree in Administration/Supervision— Lincoln Memorial University
Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership— Mercer University

Ms. Burnley is a graduate of the 2012 Quality-Plus Leadership Academy, Aspiring Principals Program.

 


 

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