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Board selects principal for Paul Duke STEM HS and fills two district positions

Board announces new appointments

Board selects principal for Paul Duke STEM HS and fills two district positions

September 15, 2017

     Three leadership positions have been filled through transfers within the district. Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, currently the district’s Director of Science, has been named principal of Paul Duke STEM High School, a new school opening in the Norcross Cluster in August of 2018; and Dr. Reuben Gresham, principal of Lanier High School, and Anthony Smith, principal of Duluth High School, will join the district office as assistant superintendents for high schools. Dr. Gresham and Mr. Smith fill full-time positions that became vacant due to a retirement and a resignation from the district. These leaders will not transition to their new roles until their successors are named. 

Name and New Position

Current Position

Dr. Jonathon Wetherington

Principal, Paul Duke STEM High School

Director of Science, K-12,

Division of Curriculum and Instructional Support

Dr. Reuben Gresham

Assistant Superintendent, High Schools

Principal,

Lanier High School

Mr. Anthony Smith

Assistant Superintendent, High Schools

Principal,

Duluth High School

 

 

Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, Principal of Paul Duke STEM High School  

GCPS Administrator Experience:

2012-Present Director of Science, K-12, Division of Curriculum and        
                            Instructional Support
2011-2012 Content Assessment Specialist- Science, Division of Curriculum and
                            Instructional Support
2007-2011 Teacher, Brookwood High School


Other Employment:
2007-2011 Part-time Instructor, Georgia Perimeter College, Newton Campus
2005 Lecturer, Emory University
 
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology— University of Georgia
Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Sciences— Medical College of Georgia
Specialist’s degree in Education Administration and Policy—University of Georgia

 


 

Dr. Reuben Gresham, Assistant Superintendent- High Schools  

GCPS Employment:

2014- Present Principal, Lanier High School
2013-14 Assistant Principal, Meadowcreek High School
2010-2013 Assistant Principal, Lanier High School
2006-2010 Assistant Principal, North Gwinnett High School
2005-2006 Teacher, North Gwinnett High School

Other Employment:
2017-Present Adjunct Professor, Piedmont College
2004-2005 Assistant Principal, Sandalwood High School (FL)
2002-2004 Teacher/Administrative Intern, Sandalwood High School (FL)
1997-2002 Airborne Ranger, LRSD/Scout, United States Army Special Operations Command

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Education— The Citadel
Master’s degree in Education Leadership— Nova Southeastern University
Doctoral degree in Education Leadership— Mercer University
 
Dr. Gresham is a graduate of the Quality-Plus Leadership Academy, Aspiring Principals Program, Cohort 5.

 


 

Mr. Anthony Smith, Assistant Superintendent- High Schools    

GCPS Employment:

2012- Present Principal, Duluth High School
2011-2012 Director of Mathematics, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Support
2006-2011 Assistant Principal, North Gwinnett High School
2001-2006             Teacher, Mill Creek and Grayson high schools

Other Employment:
1995-2001 Teacher, Grand Island High School (NY)
2000-2001 Adjunct Professor, Medaille University (NY)
1998-2001 Instructor, Canisius College (NY)
 
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education—State University College at Buffalo (NY)
Master’s degree in Science Education/Computer Science— State University College at Buffalo (NY)
Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership—Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (in progress)— Liberty University
 
Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Quality-Plus Leadership Academy, Aspiring Principals Program, Cohort 4.

 


 

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