Administration

Principal 
Tekmekia Gilchrist, Ed.S.
tekmekia.gilchrist@dcssga.org
(770)
651-2700

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Tekmekia Gilchrist, as the new Principal of New Manchester High School. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 12 years as a business and marketing teacher, mentor, teacher leader, and assistant principal. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by providing the best instructional and extracurricular opportunities possible. As I begin my first school year as Principal, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive impact on our students. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all students and providing supportive systems to ensure they are met. By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increasing academic expectations, and rigor, and engaging the community, it is our goal that all graduates will be ready for college or career.

Assistant Principal / MTSS Coordinator / School Safety
Michael Hopping, Ed.S.
michael.hopping@dcssga.org
(770) 651-2700

Assistant Principal / Athletic Director / FAME
Christopher Scott Long, Ed.S.
scott.long@dcssga.org
(770) 651-2715

Christopher Scott Long is entering his first year at New Manchester High School as an Assistant Principal / Athletic Director. Mr. Long comes to us from the Carroll County School System, where he served one year as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Long is also returning to the Douglas County School System, where he taught and coached at Chapel Hill High School. At Chapel Hill High School, Mr. Long coached football, basketball, and track. He received his undergraduate degree from Shorter University, his masters from the University of West Georgia, his specialist from Piedmont College, and is pursuing even higher academic achievements at Piedmont College.


Assistant Principal / Assessment Coordinator 
Crystal Mattox, Ed.S.
crystal.mattox@dcssga.org
(770) 651-2844

Crystal Mattox is numerous years in education. She began her career as a teacher in alternative education for Fulton County Schools. After teaching grade levels ranging from 6-12, Ms. Mattox became a school counselor in Paulding County. After a few years, she moved to Douglas County and became a part of the Jaguar Family at New Manchester as a counselor. She is excited for this school year and for New Manchester to excel to new heights. #JaguarSTRONG

Assistant Principal / Curriculum & Instruction / 9th Grade Academy Coordinator / AVID
Michael J. Moffett,
Ed.S.
michael.moffett@dcssga.org
(770) 651-2716

Michael J. Moffett is an educator, father, mentor, and national trainer. He has shared actual teaching and management strategies with numerous educators, social service workers, and community stakeholders. Michael graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Education, Grand Canyon University with an M.Ed. in Special Education, Liberty University with an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, and currently working on his Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership. He has 15 plus years of working in the field of education and social service. Michael is dedicated to creating a structured and rigorous learning environment that guides all students and all teachers to develop attainable goals. Michael’s strong passion for student success, his ability to build positive relationships with students, and his ability to implement positive behavior support and academic strategies will be an asset to the New Manchester High School’s administration team.

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