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Priscilla Cole, Principal
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Dunwoody High School welcomes Ms. Priscilla Cole, Ed.S., to the Wildcat family!
Priscilla Cole has been an educator for 16 years. She received an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College & State University, a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fisk University. She holds a professional certificate in Educational Leadership (P-12).

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, she was the first in her family to attend college. Though her intentions were to go to law school, an opportunity to teach math at a newly formed charter middle school in Washington, D.C. led her to the field of education in 2001. It was during her first year in the profession that her students taught her an important lesson. “Establishing positive relationships and being genuine are the building blocks to the success of any group or organization.” After her 2nd year of teaching, she became the math department chair and would go on to lead as the assistant principal and principal, respectively during the summer school sessions.

In 2005, she moved to Georgia and began teaching for Fulton County schools, where she taught 8th grade math at Woodland Middle school. During her tenure at Woodland MS, she was a recipient of the Women of Color in STEM in 2007 and was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2008. She transitioned into leadership as an assistant administrator in 2009 and implemented an Advanced Placement Academy for students who needed more rigor.

Because of her leadership, she was promoted to Behavior Specialist in 2012 and supported 22 schools in north Fulton county. She provided discipline prevention and intervention services and identified resources & best practices to improve student discipline and school climate & culture. In 2013, she was promoted to assistant principal at Centennial High school where she assumed responsibility for the curriculum and supervision of instruction with all departments. During this time, she led various initiatives including, the 1 to 1 device implementation, the redesign of classrooms to flexible learning spaces and implementation of the future International Baccalaureate program. Her collaborative spirit and leadership style has earned her the respect of her colleagues and because of that she was named “Assistant Principal of the Year” for her cluster in April 2017.
On October 16, 2017, Ms. Cole started her work as the proud principal of Dunwoody High school, where she will continue to advance the success of DHS. She is a passionate educator and whose style encompasses servant and transformational leadership qualities. She believes in taking P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence) to ensure every student will be prepared for college and/or career by personalizing their learning to their specific needs. She believes that relationship building, a collaborative school environment and partnerships between all stakeholders is the key to student achievement and essential to the overall success of DHS.

Her varied experiences as an educator have allowed her to fortify her instructional leadership, management and organizational skills in various settings within education. As an instructional leader, she embraces change and can quickly assess situations and adapt appropriately. She lives by the motto, “the impossible is possible!” Audrey Hepburn said it best, “nothing is impossible because the word itself says, “I’m possible!” and she reminds her students daily, that the possibilities are endless!

Stacey Blake, Asst. Principal, Discipline-9th & 12th, Athletic Dir.

<br><font color="00008a">Stacey Blake, Asst. Principal, Discipline-9th & 12th, Athletic Dir.</font>

Mr. Blake is the Assistant Principal for Discipline (grades 9 & 12). Additionally, he oversees building safety, security staff, & the duty roster, as well as serving as the Athletic Director for the school. Mr. Blake is the administrative liaison for Math & Health/P.E. He sponsors the Peer Leader program and advocates for an end to bullying, harassment, and bias.
Larryssa Harris, Asst. Principal, Assessment & Accountability
<font color="00008a">Larryssa Harris, Asst. Principal, Assessment & Accountability</font>
Mrs. Harris is ecstatic to be a part of Dunwoody High School’s awesome learning community! In addition to having over 20 years of instructional and leadership experience with the DeKalb County School District, Mrs. Harris is also a proud product of DCSD. As the assistant principal for assessments, Mrs. Harris works with all stakeholders as we document our focus on maximizing student learning and growth. Her door is always open, as she is delighted to serve the faculty, staff, community, and most importantly, the students of DHS. Mrs. Harris is the administrative liaison for the Social Studies and Fine Arts departments.
Andy Jameson, Asst. Principal, Instruction
<font color="00008a">Andy Jameson, Asst. Principal, Instruction</font>
Mr. Jameson serves as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Dunwoody High School. He is responsible for the master schedule, scheduling process for students, and classroom instruction. He serves as the administrative liaison to the Science and World Languages Department. A proud part of the Wildcat family, Mr. Jameson has worked in the DeKalb County School District since 1998, all but one year of which has been at Dunwoody High School.
Maria Jiram, Asst. Principal, Attendance
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Maria Jiram moved to Georgia from Miami, Florida in 2008 in search of a family-oriented and diverse place where she and her husband would start a family. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary English Education and ESOL endorsement from Florida International University. After 6 successful years of teaching at Centennial High School she was promoted to Graduation Coach. In this role she has dedicated herself to increasing the graduation rate and decreasing the number of course failures.  In 2014 she decided to further her education and received a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.

Ms. Jiram’s passion for diversity and growth is inherent given that she was born in Managua, Nicaragua, was an English Language Learner, and was the first one in her family to attend and graduate college. Not only has she become an active participant in the lives of students by serving as an advocate and mentor daily, but has also helped mentor and coach teachers.

She believes that all students have potential, all learn at a different pace, and in different ways. She believes that with hard work, collaboration, and perseverance success will follow. She is honored to have been named Assistant Principal at Dunwoody High School and looks forward to being part of the Wildcat family.
Karen Williams, Asst. Principal, Discipline-10th & 11th, Testing
<font color="00008a">Karen Williams, Asst. Principal, Discipline-10th & 11th, Testing</font>
Karen Williams is a dedicated educator who has served DCSD for 23 years. She is passionate about effective teaching and learning; therefore, she ensures that students are provided with rigorous instructional experiences that will lead to improved growth and achievement. Her responsibilities at DHS will include Discipline (10th & 11th grade) Testing, and serving as the administrative liaison for the English and CTAE (Career Tech) departments. Mrs. Williams is thrilled to serve in leadership with the DHS administrative team, staff, students and community.

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