Carrollton, GA – Carrollton City Schools superintendent, Dr. Kent Edwards announced today that he will recommend Mr. David Brooks to be the next principal of Carrollton High School. Brooks will replace Dr. Mark Albertus who has been selected as the new system superintendent.
“Continuity is key,” said Dr. Kent Edwards. “Dr. Albertus is assembling his team. Mr. Brooks has worked alongside Dr. Albertus for several years and there is a high degree of familiarity and trust. Given Mr. Brooks’ professionalism, his understanding of who we are as a system and the challenges in front of us certainly weighed into Dr. Albertus’ decision. As the current superintendent, law requires me to make the recommendation to our board and I am happy to do so.”
“David Brooks is a strong leader,” said Dr. Mark Albertus. “He has great judgement and gets things done. I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Brooks for several years. I have gotten to see his interaction with students, faculty and the community first-hand. He will be able to pick right up and lead this school from day one. It is important that we don’t miss a beat and with Mr. Brooks, we are able to move ahead quickly.”
Brooks graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science. His career began as a math teacher and high school football coach. Brooks has been employed by Carrollton City Schools since 1997. He later earned a master’s and educational specialist degree from Jacksonville State University in educational administration. While at Carrollton, Mr. Brooks’ scope of teaching reached all students. Brooks taught the rigorous AP Statistics class as well as freshman Algebra.
In 2009, Brooks became an assistant principal at CHS as well as athletic director. The Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) named Brooks the 2014 State Athletic Director of the Year. Carrollton has finished no lower than fifth in the Director’s Cup, the GADA’s measuring stick for program success, from 2010 forward.
“To be selected to lead Carrollton High School is an incredible honor,” said Brooks. “I’ve been a part of this high school for 20 years. Dr. Albertus and I have a great working relationship and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that exists here. Pushing our academic progress forward, managing the impact of the new school construction and finalizing the transitions that will need to occur means it is time to get to work. I am very appreciative to Dr. Albertus and the Board of Education for having confidence in me and for giving me this opportunity.”
Brooks is expected to be approved at the March 8, 2016 Board Meeting. Please direct all media inquiries to Jay Goodman at the contact points above.
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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.
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