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Gwinnett BOE approves school and district leaders

     At its regularly scheduled business meeting on August 17, 2023, the Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the appointment of the district’s new Deputy Superintendent of Operational Services, Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services, Chief Accountability Officer, and Executive Director of Early Learning and School Readiness. The new appointments are as follows:

  • Mr. George “Walt” Martin has been reclassified as Deputy Superintendent of Operational Services. Mr. Martin currently serves as Chief Business Operations Officer.
  • Dr. Nikki G. Mouton has been named Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services. Dr. Mouton currently serves as Executive Director of Continuous Improvement at Frisco Independent Schools, Texas. 
  • Dr. Jewelle L. Harmon has been named Chief Accountability Officer. Dr. Harmon recently served as Chief Accountability Officer at Kent School District, Washington.
  • Ms. Kim Holland has been reclassified to Executive Director of Early Learning and School Readiness. Mrs. Holland currently serves as Director of Early Learning and School Readiness.

Mr. George “Walt” Martin, Deputy Superintendent of Operational Services:

GCPS Employment: Walt Martin

2022-Present              Chief Business Operations Officer

2017-2022                   Chief Operations Officer

2006-2017                   Executive Director, Human Resources

2004-2006                   Director of Compensation and Classification Administration  

2003-2004                   Assistant Director of Compensation Administration 

2000-2003                   Employee Relations Manager, Compensation

1997-2000                   Wage and Salary Specialist

1991-1997                   Auto/Diesel Mechanic


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration—Georgia State University

Master’s degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management—Troy State University

Dr. Nikki G. Mouton, Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services:

Other Employment:
Dr. Nikki Mouton

2022-Present               Executive Director of Continuous Improvement, Frisco Independent School District, Texas

2020-2022                   Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategist, Frisco Independent School District, Texas 

2019-2020                   Senior Vice President of Business Development, Consulting and Content, Leaning Forward,                                      Texas

2017-2019                   Deputy Chief Academic Officer, Dallas Independent School District, Texas

GCPS Employment:

2013-2017                   Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning

2007-2013                   Executive Director, Human Resources, Staff Development


Instructional Experience:

2003-2007                   K-12 Science Director

2001-2003                   School Consultant, Co-Nect: Comprehensive School Reform

1999-2001                   Model Teacher Leader/Facilitator, Atlanta Public Schools

1997-1999                   Science Teacher, Sweetwater Middle School

1995-1997                   Science Teacher, Southwest High School, Bibb County School District, Ga.

1994-1995                   Paraprofessional Sonny Carter Elementary School, Bibb County School District, Ga.


Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science—Spelman College

Master’s degree in Secondary Science Education—Mercer University

Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership—Mercer University

Dr. Jewelle L. Harmon, Chief Accountability Officer:

Other Employment:Dr. Jewelle Harmon

2016-Present               Chief Accountability Officer, Kent School District, Wash.

GCPS Employment:

2014-2016                   Director of Research and Evaluation

2007-2013                   Coordinator, Research and Evaluation

2005-2007                   Social Scientist, U.S. Department of Treasury


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology—Norfolk State University 

Master’s degree in Psychology—Old Dominion University 

Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Policy—University of Georgia

Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership—Georgia State University 

Ms. Kim F. Holland, Executive Director of Early Learning and School Readiness:

GCPS Employment:Kim Holland

2015-Present               Director of Early Learning and School Readiness

2007-2015                   Principal, Buice School

2004-2007                   Assistant Principal, Buice School

2003-2004                   Administrative Intern/ Local School Technology Coordinator, Buice School<

2001-2003                   Local School Technology Coordinator, Buice School

1996-2000                   Science Teacher, Dacula High School


Bachelor’s degree in Biology—University of Georgia

Master’s degree in Environmental Toxicology—University of Georgia 

Specialist degree in Educational Leadership—North Georgia College and State University