Cameron Named Principal of HMES

Dr. Angelia Cameron Named Principal of Heard-Mixon Elementary School
Posted on 03/29/2022
Dr. Angelia Cameron During a special called meeting for personnel on Tuesday, March 29, the Newton County Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Angelia Cameron, as the incoming principal of Heard-Mixon Elementary school effective July 6. Dr. Cameron currently serves at the assistant principal of Heard-Mixon. She will replace Ms. Marquita Wilkins, who recently announced she would retire at the end of the school year.

“First, I want to thank Ms. Fuhrey and the Board of Education members for their trust in my abilities to lead Heard-Mixon Elementary School,” said Dr. Cameron. “I am also lucky to have had Ms. Wilkins as my mentor for the past nine years and am grateful to be given this opportunity to keep Heard-Mixon shining.”

She added, “The teachers at Heard-Mixon come together as a family to provide the best education possible, and our parents and community are outstanding. Heard-Mixon Superstar students amaze me each day, and I look forward to witnessing their continued growth.”

Dr. Cameron earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in special education from Georgia State University. She later earned her education leadership add on from Georgia State University and her education doctorate in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University.

Dr. Cameron began her career in education in August 2000, as a special education teacher at Carver Middle School, in Walton County. The following year she joined the Newton County School System team as a middle school teacher and has been with the district ever since. After one year, she transitioned to high school to serve as a special education teacher at Eastside High School. She was named special education department head at Eastside, where she was responsible for overseeing compliance of student’s Individual Education Plans at the school level. In July 2012, Dr. Cameron was promoted to the assistant principal position at Heard-Mixon, the position she currently holds.

“I am very confident that Dr. Cameron will continue the culture of high expectations at Head-Mixon Elementary School, and I am sure her knowledge, care, and commitment will lead to continued student and staff success,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County School System. “As Dr. Cameron is already a well-respected member of the Heard-Mixon family, I expect a smooth and seamless transition later this summer. Heard-Mixon Elementary School will remain in safe hands.”