Fulton Names New Principal for Creekside High School


Creekside High School Assistant Principal Frankie Pollock, Jr. has been named principal of the South Fulton school, effective July 1. Pollock replaces Ron Maxwell, who was named area executive director in the South Learning Community. 

A veteran educator, Pollock has served as Creekside High’s assistant principal for two years. He began his career 17 years ago as a teacher in Norfolk, VA. and in 2011 became a school administrator, serving as dean of students at Thomasboro Academy in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. Prior to arriving at Creekside High, he was an assistant principal at D. C. Virgo Academy in Wilmington, N.C.

Pollock’s vision is to make Creekside High a quality comprehensive educational institution that will focus on key areas that will define its culture. In his role as assistant principal, he has been instrumental in developing the school’s leadership team and working to build capacity at the school level.

Pollock earned a bachelor’s in Music Education from Norfolk State University. He also has a master’s from Grand Canyon University and currently is completing his educational specialist degree at Walden University.

Spelman Alumna Dr. Dawn B. Griffin Elected to Meharry Board

A graduate of Meharry Medical College, Dr. Dawn B. Griffin was recently elected as Alumna Trustee on the school’s Board of Trustees and currently serves as the National President of the Meharry National Alumna Association.  Meharry, located in Nashville, Tennessee was founded as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, and the first medical school in the South for African Americans.  Today it stands, as one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts.

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Classic, Athy Team Presents Community Day

The Back to School Backpack Initiative will be held August 4 from 12-4 in the parking lot of AMC 14 Theater on Camp Creek Parkway. There will be music, face painting, games, and a giveaway of 250 backpacks filled with school supplies. Please call 404.564.9500 for additional information. 

Bert’s Big Adventure Accepting Applications

Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families, is now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on their 2019 trip! Visit BertsBigAdventure.org/Nominate-A-Child-or-Apply to apply. 

Alliance Enters National Partnership Bringing Theatre to Atlanta Middle Schools

The JumpStart Theatre program, developed by the Educational Theatre Association, will be implemented in Atlanta beginning with the 2019-20 school year through a partnership with the Alliance Theatre.

The JumpStart Theatre program creates sustainable theatre arts programs in middle schools where there previously were none.  Participant schools are chosen through a rigorous application process and receive materials, budget, and training support to produce their first full-scale musical production. The support continues for three years until the program becomes self-sustaining.  Non-theatre teachers are equipped with skills and resources to produce their school’s first musical through a proven combination of boot-camp style training and hands-on mentoring.

JumpStart Theatre is funded entirely by gifts and grants. The expansion to Atlanta and the Alliance Theatre is made possible by a generous gift from Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as gifts from The Shubert Foundation, and others.