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New Principal Announced for Glennwood Elementary

DR. HOLLY BROOKINS NAMED PRINCIPAL OF GLENNWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Dr. David Dude is pleased to announce that Dr. Holly Brookins has been selected as the principal of Glennwood Elementary School.

Dr. Brookins has been an educator for more than 20 years and knows the importance of the K-2 years. Holly is passionate about providing all children with a quality education and a strong start in life. She has worked in South Carolina, Fulton County, and Atlanta Public Schools as a teacher, student support team/RTI specialist, instructional specialist, assistant principal, and most recently, program administrator at Morningside Elementary Kindergarten Center. Dr. Brookins has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University, M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University.

CSD received 35 applications for the position. Dr. Brookins was selected after a thorough process that included gathering input from staff and parents through a survey, a performance-based writing task, and multiple interviews. The first round interview team – including teachers, SLT, PTA, and district representatives – interviewed seven individuals and narrowed the field to four candidates. The finalists were invited back for an interview with the Superintendent and a subset of members from the first round interview team.

“Thank you to all of the individuals that participated in this important selection process,” Dr. Dude said. “I believe that Dr. Brookins will be a great fit for the community, and she will continue the wonderful work of the school while supporting the staff and advancing the learning of all students at Glennwood.”

We are excited to welcome Dr. Brookins to City Schools of Decatur. Holly is thrilled about this new chapter in her career and cannot wait to meet the students, staff, and families of Glennwood Elementary School!