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GCPS Board approves school leaders at called meeting

June 8, 2022

At a called meeting on June 6, 2022, the Gwinnett County Board of Education (BOE) appointed principals for three schools—Dacula High School; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Pharr Elementary School. The newly named principals are:

  • Jeanne “Jeannie” Hidalgo has been named the principal of Dacula High School. Hidalgo currently serves as associate principal at Dacula High School. She assumes her new position as Dr. Bryan Long transfers to serve as a cluster superintendent in School Improvement and Operations.
  • Logan Malm, currently director of Science (K-5) in Curriculum and Instructional Support, has been named the new principal at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. She replaces IV Bray, who is retiring.
  • Shamarlas Allens, an assistant principal at Peachtree Ridge High School, has been named the principal at Pharr Elementary School. Dr. Allens steps into the leadership position at Pharr, succeeding Joe Sanfilippo.

 

Jeanne “Jeannie” Hidalgo, Principal, Dacula High School

GCPS Employment:Jeannie Hidalgo

2014-Present                     Associate Principal, Dacula High School

2006-2014                         Assistant Principal, Dacula High School

 

Other Employment:

2005-2006                         Assistant Principal for Instruction, Rockdale County High School, Rockdale County School District (Ga.)

2002-2005                         Assistant Principal, Pembroke Pines High School, Broward County Public Schools (Fla.)

2000-2002                         Teacher and Department Chair, Pembroke Pines High School, Broward County Public                                                  Schools (Fla.)

1995-2004                         Adjunct Professor, Broward College (Fla.)

1992-2000                         Teacher, Nova High School, Broward County Public Schools (Fla.)

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in English Education—University of Florida/NSU  (Fla.)

Master’s degree in English—Florida Atlantic University (Fla.)

Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership—Georgia College and State University

 

Ms. Hidalgo is a graduate of the 2011 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program.


Logan Malm, Principal,
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

GCPS Employment:Logan Malm

2019-Present                     Director of Science (K-5), Curriculum and Instructional Support

2018-2019                         Assistant Principal, Paul Duke STEM High School

2016-2018                         Assistant Principal, Norcross High School

2014-2016                         Local School Technology Coordinator, Norcross High School

2009-2014                         Teacher and Department Chair, Norcross High School

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences—Clemson University (S.C.)

Master’s degree in Science Education—University of Georgia

Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership—University of West Georgia

 

Ms. Malm is a graduate of the 2016 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Leader Program, and a graduate of the 2022 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program.

 


Dr. Shamarlas Allens, Principal, Pharr Elementary School

GCPS Employment:Dr. Shamarlas Allens

2021-Present                     Special Education Assistant Principal, Peachtree Ridge High School

Other Employment:


2016-2021                         Comprehensive Special Education Program Coordinator, Prince George’s County Public Schools (Md.)

2013-2016                         Special Projects Administrator, Lorton Station Elementary, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

2011-2013                         Principal, Armstrong Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

2007-2010                         Assistant Principal, Groveton Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

2005-2007                         Assistant Principal, Mark Twain Middle School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.) 

2004-2005                         Aspiring Leaders Cohort, LEAD Fairfax Internship, Providence Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

2002-2004                         Local Screening Chair, Armstrong Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

2001-2002                         Resource Teacher, Sherwood Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools (Md.)  

1999-2001                         Lead Special Education Teacher, Armstrong Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools (Va.)

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education—Howard University (D.C.)

Master’s degree in Special Education—Howard University (D.C.)

Specialist’s degree in Administration and Supervision—The George Washington University (D.C.)

Doctoral degree in Education (Special Education Law in Supervision and Administration)—Howard University (D.C.)

 

Dr. Allens is a graduate of the 2022 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Leader Program.