• Hello aMAYSing Raider Family!  My name is James Bawlson and it is my pleasure to serve as your 11th Grade Assistant Principal this school year. 

    I am a native of Macon, Georgia. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Savannah State University.  I also attended Georgia College & State University to obtain a Master of Education and Gardner-Webb University for School Administration Certification.

    The 2023-2024 school year marks my 13th year in education, and I have had the opportunity to teach biology, conceptual physics, physical science, sports medicine and a host of other science and college prep courses.  In addition to Atlanta Public Schools, I have supported students in the Bibb County School District, and Guilford County Schools of Greensboro, North Carolina.

    When I’m not on “The Hill” you can find me at home with my wife and son. I enjoy cooking, reading books, playing sports and binging Netflix when time allows.

    As a lifelong learner, my hope is that my efforts will inspire every scholar to reach for the stars.  Here at Benjamin E. Mays High School ALL students will be able to acquire the life-long knowledge, skills, and values needed in order to make great contributions to their community and wherever life takes them.

    We thank you for entrusting us with your child.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you!

    Let’s have a great school year!

Last Modified on January 2, 2024