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Walker selected as State Assistant Principal of Year

Carrollton High School Assistant Principal Courtney Walker was selected as 2023-2024 GASSP Assistant Principal of the Year. Walker will now move on to the national competition. Pictured with Walker are Kerensa Wing and Wanda Law from GASSP, Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus (left), and CHS Principal Ian Lyle (right).

Carrollton High School Assistant Principal Courtney Walker was the winner of the 2023-2024 State Assistant Principal of the Year award presented earlier this week. The honor is awarded by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) annually.

CHS Principal Ian Lyle recommended Walker for the award. He said she is an integral part of the administration team and works tirelessly to support students.

“Mrs. Walker is a dedicated servant leader at CHS,” he said. “She continually works to meet students where they are and help support them in any way she can.”

While her role as an assistant principal at CHS has remained consistent for the last four years, Walker’s duties, responsibilities, and impact have changed and evolved.

“My first two years in administration were spent in attendance, testing, special education, and enrollments,” said Walker. “Those two years were spent introducing the staff to common assessments and implementing best practices in data-driven instruction so that teachers could begin to dissect the needs of students based on testing performance.”

In 2021, Walker started working as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Guidance at CHS. In this role, she manages important aspects of the school such as the class schedule, teaching methods, overall learning experience, school improvements, and support services for students.

“We currently have four school counselors at CHS, each with their own unique strengths and gifts,” said Walker. “In response to the increase of mental health needs that have permeated our culture in the last several years, I took action by leveraging the strengths of our guidance staff to best serve students. By empowering each of them in their areas of expertise, they are able to generate positive initiatives to support the safety and well being of students.”

Lyle noted that Walker truly cares about the staff and students at CHS.

“She truly cares about the success and well being of our staff and students and I am proud the GASSP recognized the impact of her leadership.”

Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus said he is also proud of Walker’s accomplishment.

“Mrs. Walker is a dedicated and motivated leader, and we are fortunate to have her,” said Albertus. “I admire her accomplishments, and I am confident she will continue to make significant contributions at Carrollton City Schools.”