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Douglas County School System Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz is pleased to announce the appointment of DeMarcos D. Holland as principal of New Manchester High School effective July 1, 2016.

Mr. Holland comes to Douglas County from Atlanta Public Schools where he served as a high school principal, 2015-2016. Prior to Atlanta Public Schools, Mr. Holland worked as a principal in middle and high schools in the Fulton County School System from 2009-2015. He also has several years of experience in the Carroll County and Carrollton City School Systems.

Mr. Holland anticipates completing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Liberty University in January, 2017. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Georgia and his Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Jacksonville State University.

Mr. Holland said that he has long desired to be a part of the Douglas County School System. “I am passionate about the work we do as public educators and I have spent my career helping to transform schools into rich learning environments where teachers inspire, students love to learn, and the community engages.”

According to Dr. Pritz, "Mr. Demarcos (Marco) Holland brings to New Manchester High School a strong background in school leadership at the middle and high school level. His most recent principalship is currently at Douglass High School in the Atlanta Public Schools. He has had tremendous success in improving academic achievement, student attendance and discipline, as well as school climate in each of the schools he has led. He believes strongly in first building relationships while earning the trust of those he leads. He will add greatly to the New Manchester community and I am confident will help make a good school even better."

Current New Manchester High School principal, Connie Craft, will retire effective June 30, 2016. Ms. Craft has served as principal at New Manchester since the school opened in 2011.

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