Dr. Ann Culbreath is now the principal at Austin Elementary in Dunwoody. That name sound familiar? It should - she was an assistant at Austin back as recently as the 2005-06 school year. Welcome Dr. Culbreath!
Dr. Culbreath, until yesterday, was principal at Briarlake Elementary, also in DeKalb. Parents who spoke to DunwoodyTalk staff were pleased with the announcement.
"I remember her from the good ole days of 2005", said a mom after hearing the news as she finished her doubles tennis match. "I think it's great news", she added.
All but two vacancies have been filled at Austin, and those will be filled by the end of the week.
In summary, I think with all the changes that Austin is equally or better staffed now than it was last year.
Also we hear that a new principal has been named at Chesnut, and parent there are equally pleased as their neighbors to the north. We'll post that information soon.
All is well across Dunwoody this morning. I think every one of the new principals hired in the Dunwoody cluster schools are great picks. This is one of those moments where parents in Dunwoody should email the DeKalb Superintendent and express your feelings on the appointments.