A Message from Clifford Jones, Area Superintendent, Northeast Learning Community
November 10, 2017
Dear Gladiator Families and Staff,
Yesterday, Dr. Jimmy Zoll announced his retirement from Fulton County Schools effective December 21, 2017. His service to the students, families, and faculties of Johns Creek HS, Autrey Mill MS, Wilson Creek ES, State Bridge ES, and Brookview ES was defined by excellence.
Moving forward, filling the position of principal at Johns Creek HS with the best candidate is a top priority. The first step in the process is to secure a qualified substitute principal starting on January 4th. The announcement of this individual will be communicated out to the Johns Creek community in December.
The next step is to distribute a survey to gain public input of desired leadership qualities. The survey is standard across the district and was developed by the Fulton County Talent Division to determine the critical competencies needed of the school leadership specific to each school. The link for the survey will be sent out after the Winter Holiday, and it will also be posted on your school's website.
After the survey results are compiled, two different focus groups will be convened to gain more focused insights. The comments and data gained from small teacher and parent focus groups will be compiled in creating a comprehensive school profile. The profile will outline the unique characteristics of the school and highlight the most important leadership skills that your future principal will need to be successful.
The information in the school profile will guide the selection of the most qualified candidates to proceed to a school level interview. Candidates will be interviewed on the competencies identified as the most critical to meet the unique needs of your school. Be assured there will be more information forthcoming about the process.
I know that you will join me in wishing Dr. Zoll all the best as he continues his educational journey as an Assistant Professor.
Northeast Learning Community
A Message from Clifford Jones, Area Superintendent, Northeast Learning Community:
November 30, 2017
Dear Johns Creek High School Families and Staff,
Mr. Ron Tesch, a retired Fulton County Schools principal, will be the interim principal of Johns Creek High School starting January 4, 2018. Mr. Tesch will begin his transition with Dr. Zoll on December 18th. When you see him, please give him a warm Gladiator welcome.
The next step in the principal selection process is to build a school profile for Johns Creek. The purpose of the school profile is to outline the unique characteristics of the school and to highlight the most important leadership skills that your future principal will need to be successful. We will use this information to select the most qualified candidates, who will then proceed onto the interview. Chosen candidates will be interviewed based on the criteria determined to best support the school needs.
A survey will be distributed to the Johns Creek HS families and staff via email on January 4, 2018. This will allow us to accurately build the school profile unique to Johns Creek HS. The survey is standard across the district and was developed by the Fulton County Talent Division.
Clifford R Jones
Area Superintendent of the Northeast Learning Community