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New leaders for 16 schools

Back to School 2019: GCPS welcomes new principals as students head back to school

July 16, 2019

As Gwinnett students and teachers return from summer break, many will find a new school principal leading them to success. Sixteen educational leaders were appointed this past spring and during the summer to lead schools for the 2019-20 school year. (As of July 16, a new principal had not been named for Peachtree Ridge HS.) 

New principals for the 2019-20 school year include:

Cortina Harris, Principal of Alcova ES

Cortina Harris
Alcova Elementary School

Martina Luna-Liranzo, Principal of Beaver Ridge ES

Martina Luna-Liranzo
Beaver Ridge Elementary School

Katrina Larmond, Principal of Bethesda ES

Katrina Larmond
Bethesda Elementary School

Karen Lillard, Principal of Brookwood ES

Karen Lillard
Brookwood Elementary School


Kono Smith, Principal of Graves ES

Kono Smith
Graves Elementary School

Jonathan Day, Principal of Harmony ES

Jonathan Day
Harmony Elementary School

Dr. Mandy T. Yearby, Principal of Mulberry Elementary School

Dr. Mandy T. Yearby
Mulberry Elementary School

Laura J. Clark, Principal of Parsons Elementary School

Laura J. Clark
Parsons Elementary School


Tamara Perkins, Principal of Simonton ES

Tamara Perkins
Simonton Elementary School

Darlene Brown, Principal of Grace Snell MS

Darlene Brown
Grace Snell Middle School

Dr. Natalie Looney, Principal of Summerour MS

Dr. Natalie A. Looney
Summerour Middle School

Durrant Williams, Principal of Berkmar HS

Durrant Williams
Berkmar High School


Niki Ross, Principal of Phoenix HS

Niki Ross
Phoenix High School

Nicole Mosley, Principal of McClure Health Science HS

Nicole Mosley
McClure Health Science High School
(New School)

Dorothy Jarrett, Principal of South Gwinnett High School

Dorothy Jarrett
South Gwinnett High School

Dr. Brandon Bell, Principal of GIVE Center East

Dr. Brandon A. Bell
GIVE Center East



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