Carrollton, GA – The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Mark Albertus as its new superintendent during the Board’s February scheduled meeting. Albertus had been previously named as the sole candidate to replace Dr. Kent Edwards, who will leave the system at the end of June when his contract expires.
For the past eight years, Dr. Albertus has led Carrollton High School as principal. During his tenure, Albertus has implemented the International Baccalaureate program, led CHS in earning the coveted AdvancED certificate naming CHS as a certified STEM school, consistently raised the graduation rate, championed award winning academic, arts and athletic programs, implemented the Southwire Engineering Program and forged partner relationship with several community companies.
“Mark Albertus is the right person to lead Carrollton City Schools,” said Dr. Jimmy Pope, Carrollton Board of Education Chairman. “He knows education. He knows our system and our community. Excellence starts at the top. We are excited for our students, our employees, our community and for the Albertus family.”
Dr. Albertus will replace Dr. Kent Edwards as Superintendent of Carrollton City Schools. Edwards announced in December that he will retire from the Georgia Teacher Retirement System and return to his native Nebraska. The transition plan will be announced at the Board of Education meeting when Dr. Albertus is formally named Superintendent.
“I am humbled by this opportunity,” said Albertus. “Carrollton is a special place. I thank the Board for their trust. My family and I love this community. I will continue to strive to be an example of servant leadership and keep our students at the forefront of everything we do.”
The Board offered no comment on transition plans at this time.
About the Carrollton City School System: The Carrollton City School System is a Charter System as recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Education. Founded in 1886, Carrollton City Schools is a recognized educational leader with offerings including: the first state accredited STEM Program in K-3, one of only two high schools in Georgia to earn the AdvancED STEM certification, International Baccalaureate degree program, award- winning robotics teams as well as renowned programs for the arts and athletics.
Press Release, Jay Goodman – Carrollton City Schools