Anita Lawrence is the new principal of Bolton Academy in Northwest Atlanta, located within the North Atlanta Cluster. Mrs. Lawrence has successfully developed practices for and monitored implementation of world language programs across the Atlanta metropolitan area. She most recently served as Primary Years Program principal at Wesley International Academy, an APS charter school, where students receive daily lessons in Mandarin. As an educational consultant, she developed interdisciplinary Spanish curricular tools and facilitated the opening of the GLOBE Academy, a dual language charter school in DeKalb County. From 2008 to 2013, she coordinated world language and ESOL instruction for the entire APS system, moving the District to compliant in the 2009 Title III federal audit status. During her five-year tenure at APS’ Mays High School, she taught Spanish, chaired the foreign language department, and served as academy leader. Mrs. Lawrence has matriculated at Kennesaw State University (educational leadership certification), Simmons College (master’s in urban elementary education), and Brandeis University (Bachelor’s in psychology/Spanish).