Danielle S. Battle, a popular and respected educator in Grant Park, was named regional superintendent Monday night as the Atlanta Public Schools reels from the cheating scandal that's thrust the district and city into the national spotlight.
Battle, most recently the principal of King Middle School and former principal of Parkside Elementary, replaces Michael Pitts as executive director of School Reform Team area 2.
SRT 2 — one of four such groupings of Atlanta schools — includes the East Atlanta Patch schools of Benteen, D.H Stanton and Thomasville elementary schools.
At Monday night's school board meeting, Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis removed all four area superintendents from their posts: Sharon Davis-Williams, Michael Pitts, Robin Hall and Tamara Cotman.
Betsy Bockman, another respected educator and principal at Inman Middle School, was tapped to be area superintendent of SRT 3.
In East Atlanta Patch, SRT 3 includes:
- Maynard Jackson, Tech and Crim high schools
- East Lake, Burgess-Peterson, Parkside, Whitefoord, Mary Jane Lin, Cook and Toomer elementary schools.
- Neighborhood Charter, Drew Charter, Atlanta Charter Middle, and Imagine Wesley schools.