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Tony Derricotte Named Cedar Shoals Principal

Antonio Derricotte will be the principal of the Athens high school where he graduated.

Derricotte, one of two acting co-principals at Cedar Shoals High School, has been named principal at Cedar Shoals High School by interim superintendent Xernona Thomas. The Clarke County Board of Education approved the move at its Thursday meeting.

“Mr. Derricotte is student-focused and values collaboration,” Thomas said in a news release. “I am confident he and the Cedar Shoals team will work very well together to set high expectations and provide strong academic instruction and support for students.”

Derricotte is an 18-year education veteran who previously taught high-school social studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern, a master’s in teaching from Piedmont College and a specialist degree in educational leadership from Valdosta State.

He served as assistant principal at Cedar Shoals, along with Aaron Carter, under Derrick Maxwell, who resigned in October.  Carter and Derricotte had been serving as interim co-principals since Maxwell’s departure.