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Three administrators picked to lead schools

LAWRENCEVILLE — Three assistant principals have been given promotions for the upcoming school year.

The administrators have been selected to lead Corley Elementary, Patrick Elementary and Radloff Middle in the 2011-12 school year. The appointments, approved last week by the Gwinnett County Board of Education, are effective June 1.

Ruth Tomlinson, an assistant principal at B.B. Harris Elementary, has been tapped to lead Corley Elementary. Principal Paula Cobb is transferring to lead Taylor Elementary next school year.

Tomlinson has worked in Gwinnett County Public Schools since 2000. She has a specialist’s degree in educational leadership and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University and is a member of the Quality-Plus Leader Academy, the district’s in-house training program for aspiring principals.

Tyese Scott-Oates, an assistant principal at Nesbit Elementary, has been chosen as principal of Patrick Elementary. Margaret Ackerman is transferring to Chesney Elementary.

Scott-Oates began working in Gwinnett in 2009, following 14 years of service as a teacher and administrator in North Carolina schools. She has a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is a member of the Quality-PLus Leader Academy.

Al Taylor, an assistant principal at Meadowcreek High, will take the helm at Radloff Middle as Patty Heitmuller retires.

Taylor began his career in Gwinnett in 2002 as a math teacher at Sweetwater Middle and started working at Meadowcreek the following year as a business education teacher and assistant football coach. He is currently enrolled in the educational policy studies doctoral program at Georgia State University and is a graduate of the Quality-Plus Leader Academy.