About Our Principal
Degrees and Certifications:
Doctor of Philosophy, 2006 University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Master of Education, 2002 Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts Bachelor of Science: Science Education: Emphasis Chemistry, 1999 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Dr. Mulanta Wilkins
Dr. Mulanta Wilkins is a native Atlantan—a true southerner. She takes pride in the importance of family and considers herself blessed to be married to her husband of 8 years, a talented engineer. She has a four-legged baby named Paris, who means the world to her, as well as her parents here in Atlanta, sister and a nephew.
Professionally, Dr. Wilkins has been an educator for 20 years. She began her career as a high school science teacher at Southwest DeKalb High School. Shortly after graduating with her Doctor of Education degree, she was offered a wonderful opportunity to serve as the Curriculum Assistant Principal at Tech Charter High School. She was later offered a unique opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal of the school from which she graduated, Tri-Cities High School. Most recently, she served as an Assistant Principal at North Springs High School. These experiences have shaped who she is professionally as a collaborative leader. "Doc," as she is affectionately callled, believes strongly in people and children. This leadership style has enriched her life and validated her beliefs about how children learn and what make schools great.
It is Dr. Wilkins' belief that great schools are a product of staff, students, parents, and community working together for the success of students. Success is attained when EVERY student is empowered to be college/career ready as they walk across the graduation stage on their way to being a contributing member of society. This is an audacious goal, but Dr. Wilkins is confident that when all stakeholders work together as change agents towards a common goal to support student success, the sky is the limit on how much students can achieve. She takes pride in how the schools in which she has served have rallied around this simple principle, and is also proud of the results achieved with this mindset. As the principal of Mays High School, this continues to be her guiding focus to ensure all stakeholders are positioned to help students achieve success.
This is servant leadership style and something you can expect from your administrative team at Benjamin E. Mays High School.