(Editor's Note: This articles was originally published May 20, 2011.)
Gwinnett County school board members promoted one of its assistant principals to be the new principal at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School, during its Thursday evening meeting.
Janice Warren, currently, an assistant principal at Annistown Elementary, will take on the new leadership role, of principal Lawanna Owens-Twaites. Board members unanimously decided on the administrative change.
Reached Thursday evening, Anderson-Livsey's Parent Teacher Association, did not wish to comment.
"At this time the PTA have no comments," said Felita Bell, PTA co-president, in an email. "Thank you for your time and dedication to this matter."
Warren first joined Gwinnett County Public Schools in 1991, as a first-grade teacher at Bethesda Elementary in Lawrenceville. She comes with 26 years' experience in education, including time in North Carolina. She has also been named a teacher of the year twice, once at a North Carolina school, and once at Annistown Elementary.
Owens-Twaites, who has been the principal at Anderson-Livsey for just one year, resigned recently amid discontent, at least among some parents. However, she will finish out the school year.
Janice Warren Biography:
- 2006 - Present: Assistant principal, Annistown Elementary
- 1992-2006: First-grade teacher, Annistown Elementary
- 1991 -1992: First-grade teacher, Bethesda Elementary
- 1987 - 1990: Kindergarten teacher, Florence Elementary (Guillford County Schools, Greensboro, NC)
- 1985 - 1987: Kindergarten teacher, Guilford Primary School (Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC)
- Bachelor's degree in early childhood education - Georgia State University
- Master's degree in early childhood education - Piedmont College
- Specialist's degree in leadership and administration - Central Michigan University
- Warren also is a graduate of the school district's 2010 Quality-Plus Leader Academy, Aspiring Principal Program.