Advance Baton Rouge announced Friday it has hired new principals for three of its five charter schools and appointed a new deputy chief executive officer.
John McCrary, Evelyn Gauthreaux and Joe Griffin are the new principals of Dalton Charter Elementary, Lanier Charter Elementary and Pointe Coupee Central High School, according to the announcement from the charter school management nonprofit, which goes by the acronym ABR.
McCrary is an educational consultant and former principal of McDonough 28 Middle School in New Orleans.
Gauthreaux has served as principal of North Iberville Elementary for the past two years.
Griffin has served as principal at Heidelberg Junior High School, located between Hattiesburg and Meridian, Miss.
“All of our new principals are veteran educators and have dramatically increased student achievement scores at their previous schools,” said Nancy Hammatt, who took over ABR in late June as its chief executive officer.
Advance Baton Rouge’s other two schools are Glen Oaks and Prescott Middle schools, both in Baton Rouge.
Brian Adams, a former executive of the Princeton, N.J.-based NRG, with 32 years of finance and operation’s experience, will serve as the organization’s new deputy chief executive officer.
Adams has served on ABR’s board of directors for the past year. He officially stepped down from the board on July 1, according to the announcement.