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Cochran Named Carrollton Elementary Assistant Principal

Leonard Cochran

A Carrollton alum who returned to his alma mater to teach history, coach, and follow his passion to mentor struggling students has been promoted to an assistant principal who will serve Carrollton Elementary.

Leonard Cochran, a 2010 graduate of Carrollton High School and current U.S. History teacher at CHS, will transition to this role at the end of this school year.

Cochran earned his bachelor of arts in history at the University of West Georgia. Following graduation, he returned to CHS to teach history and quickly immersed himself into mentoring opportunities. He has served as head basketball coach for Carrollton Junior High School for the past three years and helped implement a mentoring program at CHS, Check-in Check-out, designed to reach and inspire struggling youth.

Cochran’s passion and leadership potential was recognized early on, said Anna Clifton, assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning, noting he was selected for the district’s Aspiring Leaders program and serves on district teams dedicated to curriculum and school improvement efforts. 

CES Principal Kylie Carroll said she is looking forward to Cochran joining her leadership team. 

“Mr. Cochran is a long-standing and respected member of the Carrollton community,” said Carroll. “He is truly an ALL-IN Trojan. We are excited to welcome him to CES and know he will bring a wealth of experience and talent to our team.”

Cochran said he is looking forward to this new leadership role.

“I am very excited to become a member of the CES family,” he said. “I believe this promotion will give me the opportunity to reach a larger part of the Carrollton City Schools’ student body while also supporting CES staff members. As an alum of Carrollton City Schools, this also gives me the opportunity to give back to my community by upholding the gold standard, and promoting excellence at Carrollton City Schools.” 

Cochran and his wife, Kristin, also an educator who serves as coordinator of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at CHS, reside in Carrollton and are active members of A Place of Refuge’s church location in Newnan, where he also serves as youth minister.