The outgoing chairwoman of the Dunwoody High School Council says a DeKalb County Schools official has informed parents that Principal Rodney Swanson will be reassigned at the end of this year.

Caren Morrison, chairwoman of the high school council, said area Assistant Superintendent Terry Segovis met with council members on Tuesday, May 15, and told them Swanson would leave at the end of June. Morrison said Segovis did not tell the council where Swanson will go or who will replace him. She said Segovis told them the school system is reassigning principals at various levels throughout the county.

It will be the school’s third principal in four years, Morrison said. She said council members were “upset” to hear the news and are hopeful school leaders will hire a principal who will have a longer tenure.

“We want to make sure we get somebody who is a true supporter of our community and has a passion for Dunwoody,” Morrison said. “That’s really our main concern is to make sure we have somebody who really will love our school and love our community and want to be a part of it.”

A spokesman for the DeKalb County School system declined to comment, saying he needed to gather more information.

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