The Carrollton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Mark Albertus as its new superintendent to replace Dr. Kent Edwards, who will leave the system at the end of June to become superintendent of Kearney Public Schools in Kearney, Nebraska.
For the past eight years, Albertus has led Carrollton High School (CHS) as principal. During his tenure, Albertus implemented the International Baccalaureate program, led CHS in earning the coveted AdvancED certificate naming CHS as a certified STEM school, consistently raised the graduation rate, championed award-winning academic, arts and athletic programs, implemented the Southwire Engineering Academy and forged partner relationship with several community companies.
“Mark Albertus is the right person to lead Carrollton City Schools,” said Dr. James C. Pope, Carrollton Board of Education chairman. “He knows education. He knows our system and our community. Excellence starts at the top. We are excited for our students, our employees, our community and for the Albertus family.”
“I am humbled by this opportunity,” said Albertus. “Carrollton is a special place. I thank the board for their trust. My family and I love this community. I will continue to strive to be an example of servant leadership and keep our students at the forefront of everything we do.”
Prior to coming to Carrollton, Albertus was an administrator at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. He graduated from Presbyterian College where he was the Army ROTC Cadet Battalion commander (top cadet) and, as a goalkeeper for the Blue Hose soccer team, was named the 1994 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year.
Albertus was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Georgia to begin his career in education as a teacher and coach at his alma mater, later joining the administrative ranks as an assistant principal of discipline.
In addition to his undergraduate degree, Albertus earned M.A., Ed.S, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama. Albertus and his wife, the former Rebecca Hardiman of Tucker, are the parents of four children: Joshua, Kate, Andrew and Elizabeth.