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
I am a native Atlantan—a true southerner. My family is incredibly important to me and I am blessed to be married to my husband of 8 years, a talented Engineer. I have a four-legged baby named Paris, who means the world to me. My parents are here in Atlanta and I have one sister and a nephew. As you can imagine, they are elated about this new opportunity. I am sure you will see them around. Feel free to come up for an introduction and show them that great Mays spirit.
Professionally, I have been an educator for 19 years. I began my career as a high school science teacher at Southwest DeKalb High School. Shortly after graduating with my Doctor of Education degree, I was offered a wonderful opportunity to serve as the Curriculum Assistant Principal at Tech Charter High School. I was later offered a unique opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal of the school from which I graduated, Tri-Cities High School. Most recently, I served as an Assistant Principal at North Springs High School. These experiences have shaped who I am professionally as a collaborative leader. I believe strongly in people and children. This leadership style has enriched my life and validated my beliefs about how children learn and what make schools great.
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; I am 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. I am proud of how the schools I have served have rallied around this simple principle, and I am proud of the results we have achieved with this focus. As your principal, this will be my guiding focus to ensure all stakeholders are positioned to help our students achieve success. This is a servant leadership style and something you can expect from your administrative team at Benjamin E. Mays High School.