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Posted on: December 16, 2019

South Fulton STEM School Update -- New Principal Named

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Fulton County Schools is pleased to announce that veteran Fulton County Schools educator Dr. Anthony Newbold has been named principal of the South Fulton STEM School.

Currently, principal of Centennial High School in Roswell, Dr. Newbold will assume his new role in January and will focus on preparing the STEM school, staff, and prospective students for its August 2021 opening.

Dr. Newbold previously was the principal of Bear Creek Middle School for four years and was an assistant principal at Langston Hughes High School for five years. He also served two years as an assistant administrator at Creekside High School and eight years as a classroom teacher at Bear Creek and McNair middle schools as well as at schools in California and New Jersey.

One of Dr. Newbold’s top résumé credits is his forward-thinking work with educational technology and his partnership with Microsoft. Bear Creek Middle School, where he served as principal before moving to Centennial, received a Microsoft Showcase School designation under his leadership. Internationally, less than 500 schools have received that honor. He also is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), a Surface Expert, and has been a featured speaker at multiple Microsoft events as well as a keynote speaker at Microsoft’s “Learn What’s Next” 2017 conference in New York City.

In the coming months, Dr. Newbold will hold a public “meet and greet” and work with committees to select the school’s official name and determine its academic programming. He will recruit corporate, community and higher education partners to provide support to the school as well as begin hiring teacher leaders and other key positions and administrative staff. This spring, recruitment will begin for the school’s inaugural student body, with the application window opening next fall.

The South Fulton STEM School is one of two STEM-focused schools opening in August 2021. Both will offer high-tech, high-demand college- and career-focused courses that incorporate design thinking with an integrated curriculum. Partnerships, such as those with Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), will enhance the curriculum, and there will be extensive opportunities to engage with corporate, community, and higher education partners through projects, presentations, and internships.

Both schools are being built through SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), the one-penny education sales tax that funds new school construction, additions and renovations, technology innovations, safety improvements, and transportation upgrades.

If there is a matter you need assistance with about this new school or if you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask through this email address: We will get you to the right person.


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