Friday, September 16, 2011
Welch had been interim since former principal Bob Jackson passed away in July.
The Gwinnett Board of Education approved Tommy Welch as principal at Meadowcreek High School Thursday night at its regular meeting in Suwanee. Welch had served as the school's interim replacement for Bob Jackson, who passed away suddenly in July of this year. He had been an assistant principal under Jackson. Welch began his Gwinnett teaching career as a social studies teacher at the school in 2003. He moved into the assistant principal role in 2006. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Buffalo. He has attended Piedmont College for his specialist's degree and is currently pursuing a doctorate in philosophy from Mercer University. He also graduated from the school system's 2009 Quality-Plus Leader Academy.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Current assistant principal will step in.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Gwinnett School announced last night that Tommy Welch will serve as the interim principal of Meadowcreek High School. The appointment is effective today. The county Board of Education called a special meeting to make the decision, which comes in the wake of Principal Bob Jackson's death on Monday. CEO/Superintendant J. Alvin Wilbanks made the recommendation, and the Board approved. Welch began his Gwinnett teaching career as a social studies teacher at the school in 2003. He moved into the assistant principal role in 2006, where he has remained since. Welch holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Buffalo. He has attended Piedmont College for his specialist's degree and is currently pursuing a doctorate in …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Meadowcreek, community loses a caring principal who aimed high. Services will be held Friday.
When I was a young student at Berkmar High School, my theatre class decided to put on a lunchtime show. The idea was a little ambitious: Advertise the show in the cafeteria all week, and then get administrators to allow the students to come into the theatre with their lunches. I had to approach then-Assistant Principal Bob Jackson to request a relaxing of the rules. I remember our conversation was warm and positive. The show was a go. Only one thing: it wasn’t a full-scale production—just an experiment in our minds—so we didn’t take those important steps of, say, building a set or, in some cases, memorizing our lines. And the worst part? Mr. Jackson showed up, smiling the whole time, despite our ridiculous follies. I thought that said a …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The respected educator passed away yesterday afternoon, after leaving work ill.
Updated 9:01 a.m. Meadowcreek High School principal Ladeadrick "Bob" Jackson died yesterday afternoon. He fell ill while working at the school, according to Gwinnett Schools spokesperson Jorge Quintana. The school called 911 and he was taken to a local hospital, where he later passed away, according to GCPS. Nothing else is known about the cause of his death. "He will be sorely missed, and especially by the Meadowcreek High School community," said Gwinnett Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks in a statement. "He made his mark as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, and those of us who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him can only wish for more educators like Bob Jackson," Wilbanks said, praising …