New Elementary Administrators

NCSS Announces Principals for Fairview Elementary and Live Oak Elementary
Posted on 06/25/2021
2 African American female principalsNewton County School System is pleased to announce the appointments of both Ms. Andrea King as incoming principal of Fairview Elementary School and Dr. Tiffany Richardson as the new principal of Live Oak Elementary School. The appointments were approved by the Newton County Board of Education during a special called meeting for personnel action on Thursday, June 24.

Ms. King will replace Dr. LaMoyne Brunson, who transferred to the principal position at Newton County Theme School. Ms. King earned her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee and her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. King began her education career in 1994 as a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System. In 2002, she transitioned to the DeKalb County Public School System as a third-grade teacher. Ms. King served in the classroom for seven years after which she was selected for the highly competitive DeKalb Administrative Leadership Internship program. After one year in the program, she was promoted to an assistant principal position. Since her promotion, Ms. King has served as an assistant principal at a myriad of elementary schools. During her career, Ms. King has served on both the Georgia State Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council and Leadership DeKalb, and she was one of only two recipients in Georgia to receive the highly prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator of the Year Award.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to become a part of the Newton County School System and to join the Fairview Elementary School family as their new principal,” said Ms. King. “I am anxious to roll up my sleeves and get to work alongside the wonderful staff, families, community members, business partners, and students as we strive to continue the established legacy of excellence and foster the warm, loving, high-performance culture at Fairview.”

Dr. Tiffany Richardson will replace departing principal, Ms. Ericka Anderson, who accepted a career opportunity out of state. Dr. Richardson earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organization Management Degree from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2016 and her Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration Degree from Central Michigan University, Atlanta, Georgia Campus in 2008. She obtained her Master’s in Education in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University, Covington, Georgia Campus in 2004 and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University, Atlanta Campus in 2002.

Dr. Richardson currently serves as assistant principal and also has served as an instructional specialist at West Newton Elementary School. She also serves as principal and chief executive program director for the non-profit organization, Unity Learning Network, Incorporated. Dr. Richardson previously worked for the DeKalb County School System as a turnaround school instructional specialist, assistant principal, district-wide professional learning facilitator, Title I Coordinator, and educator/teacher leader.

“I am truly elated about the opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff of Live Oak Elementary,” said Dr. Richardson. “I am most excited about the great work we will accomplish on this journey as we serve our students through love in excellence together.”

“With their extensive experience, I am confident that Ms. King and Dr. Richardson will continue the culture of high expectations at Fairview Elementary School and Live Oak Elementary School, and I am sure that their knowledge, care, and commitment will lead to continued student and staff success at their respective schools,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of the Newton County School System. “We welcome each of them to the Newton County School System leadership team.”