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About Dr. Carlton Jenkins

jenkinsDr. Jenkins comes to the district from the Atlanta Public School system, where he served as the chief academic officer. Jenkins spent four years (2010-14) as the superintendent of the Saginaw Public Schools, a district in Michigan with 7,500 students (15 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 3 high schools). He came to this position after serving for four years as the executive director of secondary leaders (and being a high school principal) in the Beloit Public Schools system in Wisconsin. 

Prior to this, Jenkins served as a high school principal in the Columbus Public Schools in Ohio. His experience also includes one year as a middle school principal, two years as an associate principal at a high school in the Beloit Public Schools and one year as an associate principal at a high school in Madison, Wis. His teaching career started in 1989 at Beloit Memorial High School. Jenkins earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the same school where he earned his Master of Science in Educational Administration. He is credited with increasing graduation rates in Saginaw by 14 percent.