A Parson's Elementary School principal is moving up in the Suwanee school's ranks.

Laura J. Clark, assistant principal at Parsons since 2016, will step in to take over for Tamara Perkins when she transitions to be principal at Simonton Elementary School in Lawrenceville.

Clark has been an assistant principal in Gwinnett County since 2006. Her former stops as an administrator include Partrick Elementary School and Cedar Hill Elementary School. She first started working for GCPS as a teacher at Lawrenceville Elementary School in 1998.

Clark received a bachelor's and master's degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College. She received her specialist's degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

She started her education career in 1992 at County Line Elementary School in Bartow County.

Taylor Denman is a reporter born and raised in Gwinnett County. He came back home to seize the rare opportunity of telling stories in the county he grew up in.

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