NORCROSS —Ivy Preparatory Academy announced on Wednesday several changes in its leadership positions.
Its founder, Nina Gilbert, is now the chief executive officer for the Ivy Prep Foundation, while Victoria Hudson, a former principal at Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett, will be the new executive director of Ivy Preparatory Schools. Joy Treadwell, the school’s dean of curriculum, will replace Hudson as principal on Aug. 5.
One of Gilbert’s new responsibilities will be to raise money for the Ivy Prep Network of schools.
“Philanthropic and community support is critical, as our model requires supplemental resources to support the programs and services that have been proven effective with our student population,” Gilbert said in a press release, after she spent six years leading the first charter school for girls in Georgia.
Gilbert will also be a national advocate for education reform, but continue to advise the senior management team. Gilbert is also working as an adjunct professor at Morehouse College, and working on education reform initiatives through the Morehouse Research Institute.
Hudson brings experience as a math teacher, dean and principal who began her career in 2004 as a math teacher at Westside Middle School in Barrow County. Last year, she received the national Teach For America Principal Champion Award for her dedication to students, vision for public education and leadership.
“I am beyond excited about assuming the position,” she said. “It will be a pleasure and honor to serve in this role.”
Hudson joined Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett in 2008 as a math operations teacher, and became principal of the Gwinnett campus in 2010.
Christopher Kunney, president of Ivy Preparatory Academy’s Board of Trustees said the board is excited about Hudson’s promotion.
“Our board believes that Ms. Hudson is the logical person to take over the network of schools, given her years of experience at Ivy Preparatory Academy from its initial beginning,” Kunney said.
Hudson said she would work closely with parents, students and staff to boost academic achievement in Gwinnett and DeKalb.
“Continuous improvement will be our focus to ensure we meet the expectations of all stakeholders,” she said. “IPA is a great organization with phenomenal educators, scholars and parents. The best is yet to come.”