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Seasoned MCS Educator Heather Woods Named Principal of MCAA

Marietta City Schools (MCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Woods as the new principal of Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA). Mrs. Woods brings 22 years of experience in elementary education and a stellar reputation built on trust, authenticity, and integrity to her new role.

"We are thrilled to have Heather Woods lead MCAA as its new principal," said Superintendent Grant Rivera. "Her extensive experience and passion for education make her the perfect choice to guide our students and staff toward continued success in STEAM education. We are confident that she will maintain and enhance the legacy of excellence that MCAA is known for."

Mrs. Woods has had a diverse educational career, serving for over ten years as an elementary school teacher in Fulton and Cobb counties before joining a literacy specialist team in Marietta City Schools in 2013. She has served MCS as an academic coach and district literacy coordinator. For the past five years, she has been an assistant principal at West Side Elementary, where she has partnered with families and helped cultivate a positive school culture.

"It is an honor to continue the success that Marietta Center for Advanced Academics has accomplished," said Woods. "I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this remarkable staff, students, and community. Together, we will build on the spirit of innovation that sets MCAA apart, fostering a nurturing and challenging learning environment for our students."

Heather Woods holds a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from Georgia Southern University, a Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Berry College.

Woods will hold a meet and greet once she begins her new role this July.