This Week's Speakers (2 for 1 this week)
Update on Schools

A native of Windsor, Connecticut, Robert Shaw has lived in Georgia since he was 17. After high school he served in the U.S. Army as a Multi-Channel Communications Soldier for four years. Shaw completed a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Social Studies at Kennesaw State University while working his way up into management at UPS.

In 2011, Dr. Shaw obtained his Doctor of Education degree, School Improvement from the University of West Georgia. His dissertation is titled, “Georgia Public High School Principals’ Understanding of FERPA.” Since 2013, he has been a part-time instructor at Kennesaw State University.

Dr. Shaw became principal at Roswell High School in 2017. He has received numerous awards in his career in education, including most recently Fulton County Schools Principal of the Year for the Central Learning Community in 2016. Shaw lives in Cherokee County. He enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and their three daughters.

Stacy Perlman is serving her 30th year in Fulton County Schools. A graduate of the University of Florida, Ms. Perlman began teaching 2nd grade at Union City Elementary School in 1991. Interestingly, Union City Elementary School had no air conditioning nor central heat at that time. Over the next 16 years Ms. Perlman served as a teacher and Curriculum Support Teacher at Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point and Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs. After a brief stint as the assistant principal at Heards Ferry Elementary in Sandy Springs, she was selected as principal of Mountain Park Elementary in 2007. Ms. Perlman loves living in and serving the Roswell community. During her tenure at Mountain Park, she has had many experiences: being named a National Blue Ribbon School, having a school sleepover during Snowmaggedon, working for six different superintendents, major construction projects and shifts in the curriculum. However, none of these experiences have been as impactful nor as great a learning opportunity as running a school during Covid-19.

Posted by Tina Houck
October 13, 2020