Fulton County Schools names Jennifer Burton as new Literary Director

Amy Cheribelle

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FULTON COUNTY, GA — Fulton County Schools has announced its new Literary Director Jennifer Burton. Burton will transition to her new position on July 1st.

Graduated from Emory University in Psychology, Jennifer Burton started her career in education as a principal in Evoline C. West Elementary School.

During her tenure, Evoline C. West Elementary School became the first South Fulton School STEM-certified by the state of Georgia in 2019. The school also received the highest honor of Platinum award by the Georgia Shape Honor Roll, an award to honor elementary, middle, and high schools for their dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students and community, in 2016.

The school also received a Tiny Grant award by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, an award to honor innovative projects to solve problems that occurred in the community and create a long-lasting impact and solution.

The award was given in 2016 for their environment-based project in solving the community's problems. The School Governance Council also partnered with Wal-Mart, the Cedar Grove Community Association, and the City of Fairburn for a successful school beautification day.

Deputy Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gyimah Whitaker spoke positively of the appointment and congratulated Burton for her position as Director of Literary in Fulton County Schools.

As the new Literary Director, Burton will be responsible for coordinating and developing literature and art projects, managing art and writing works from the community, collaborating with the community, and creating creative projects and programs in Fulton County Schools.

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