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New principals named to four North Fulton schools
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New principals named to four North Fulton schools

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County School System has announced that new principals have been selected for four schools.

The appointments were approved at the Friday, Apr. 22 school board meeting.

"I am pleased to see three of our outstanding assistant principals rise to the rank of principal. They have proven to be strong leaders and have contributed to many successes within their schools," said Superintendent Cindy Loe.

The newly named principals will remain at their current schools throughout the end of the year before transitioning to their new positions.

Adam Maroney, Alpharetta Elementary School

Maroney will replace Pat Reed, who retired from Alpharetta Elementary earlier this year.

He has been an assistant principal at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta for the past five years. Before that, he was an instructional support teacher at Alpharetta High School.

Maroney began his tenure in Fulton County as a speech therapist at Campbell Elementary School in Fairburn and Roswell High School. He is currently a member of the school system's Promising Principals Program (3P), an initiative that identifies and provides professional development to assistant principals with high leadership potential.

The new principal hold a bachelor's degree in special education (speech pathology) from the University of Maine at Farmington, as well as a master's degree in communication disorders from the University of Cincinnati. He also earned a specialist's degree in educational leadership from the University of West Georgia.

Melinda Springman, Elkins Pointe Middle School, Roswell

A former Teacher of the Year at Elkins Pointe, Melinda Springman is now returning to become principal.

She succeeds Jerome Huff, who is leaving to head up Roswell High School in the fall.

Springman joined the Elkins Pointe staff as a teacher when the school opened in 2001. Later, she became chair of the language arts department.

In 2005, she moved to Holcomb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta, where she spent the past six years as an assistant principal. She also taught at Northwestern Middle School in Milton and is a graduate of the inaugural class of 3P.

Springman holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in secondary education, and a master's degree in education. Both were received from the University of Florida.

Jasmine Kullar, Northwestern Middle School

Dr. Jasmine Kullar will become the new principal of Northwestern Middle School, stepping into the shoes left by Bruce Fraser. who is moving to Milton's Cogburn Woods Elementary School.

Currently an assistant principal at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Dr. Kullar began her career in Ontario, Canada as a YMCA youth counselor and then as a middle school teacher.

She joined Fulton County Schools in 2005 as a math teacher at Holcomb Bridge Middle School and later served as a graduation coach at Centennial High School in Roswell, as well as an assistant principal at Roswell High School.

Dr. Kullar holds bachelor's degrees from the University of Toronto and from Medaille College in New York. She earned a master's degree in education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University.

Nathan Buhl, Crabapple Middle School, Roswell

"We also welcome Dr. Nathan Buhl to Fulton County and know that he will be an excellent addition to our school leadership team," said Loe.

Dr. Buhl, an assistant principal with Pickens County Schools, is the new principal of Crabapple Middle School.

He fills the role vacated by Dr. Kimothy Jarrett.

Dr. Buhl has also been an assistant principal and teacher at middle schools in Cherokee County and has taught at the elementary level in Coweta County. His current post is at Pickens County Middle School, which is a Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch; Crabapple Middle earned the same designation in 2003 and 2006.

Dr. Buhl attended Geneva College in Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He holds a master's degree in education from the University of West Georgia as well as a specialist's degree and doctoral degree in educational leaderhip, both from Liberty University in Virginia.

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