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Congratulations to Jamie Lynn McFarland, 2017 TOTY!

An elementary teacher who says teaching students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities was her "calling," Jamie Lynn McFarland of Rock Springs Elementary School has been named the 2017 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY), and the 2017 Gwinnett County Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
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Board appoints new leaders for Duluth and Lanier

Principals named for Duluth and Lanier high schools

October 20, 2017 / Permalink

     At its regular monthly meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education tapped two current assistant principals as the new leaders of Duluth and Lanier high schools. Dr. Eric R. Davidson, currently the associate principal at Duluth High, has been named principal of the school. He will transition to the position as current principal Anthony Smith assumes an assistant superintendent position at the district level. Dr. Christopher Martin, associate principal of Collins Hill High School, will be the new principal of Lanier High School. Dr. Martin steps into the principal role as the current Lanier principal, Dr. Reuben Gresham, moves to the district level as an assistant superintendent for high schools.  

Name and New Position

Current Position

Dr. Eric R. Davidson

Principal, Duluth High

Associate Principal,

Duluth High

Dr. Christopher Martin

Principal, Lanier High

Associate Principal,

Collins Hill High


Dr. Eric R. Davidson, Principal of Duluth High 

GCPS Employment:

2015- Present Associate Principal, Duluth High School
2012-2015 Assistant Principal, Dacula High School
2003-2012 Assistant Principal, Central Gwinnett High School
1997-2003 Science Teacher, Dacula Middle School
Bachelor’s degree—Toccoa Falls College
Master’s degree in Education—Brenau University
Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership—University of Georgia
Dr. Davidson is a 2015 graduate of the GCPS Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program.



Dr. Christopher Martin, Principal of Lanier High 

GCPS Employment:

2016- Present Associate Principal, Collins Hill High School
2015-2016 Associate Principal, Discovery High School
2014-2015 Associate Principal, Meadowcreek High School
2012-2014 Assistant Principal, Meadowcreek High School
2011-2012 Assistant Principal, Shiloh Middle School
2008-2011 Assistant Principal, Hooper-Renwick School
2006-2008 Behavior Specialist, Gwinnett County Public Schools
1999-2006 Emotional and Behavior Disorder Teacher, Gwinnett County Public
1997-1998 Emotional and Behavior Disorder Teacher, Phenix City Schools (AL)
1995-1997 Paraprofessional, Woodall Psychoeducational Center, Muscogee County Schools
Outside GCPS Employment:
In addition to his work in K-12 schools, Dr. Martin has served as an adjunct professor at Piedmont College and the University of Georgia. 
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology—Columbus State University
Master’s degree in Behavior Disorders—Columbus State University
Doctoral degree in Education—University of Georgia
Dr. Martin is a 2013 graduate of the GCPS Quality-Plus Leader Academy Aspiring Principal Program.



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