Dr. Betsy Bockman will return to Inman Middle School as principal, effective July 1. Click here to read yesterday’s announcement on the Inman website, or read the full text below:
Greetings Inman Middle Community,
During Monday’s school board meeting, the Atlanta Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Dr. Betsy Bockman as Inman’s next Principal, effective July 1. Dr. Bockman served as Principal of Inman for eight years (and at Morningside for five years) before being lured away by APS to serve as the Interim Executive Director for the East Region. While serving in that capacity, Dr. Bockman enhanced her already strong relationships with the Principals of our feeder elementary schools and, along with the other three regional interim EDs, had the opportunity to deeply imbed the voice of Principals and schools as they helped redefine school operations post-cheating scandal. For the past two years, Dr. Bockman has served as Principal at Coan Middle School. You can read about the great things happening at Coan HERE.
Dr. Bockman earned her doctorate in Educational Studies/Urban Education from Emory and also holds degrees from UGA and Georgia Southern. Many of you know Dr. Bockman and her family because they live in the Inman district. She has a daughter at Inman in the 8th grade and is the parent of two rising 6th graders.
Dr. Bockman is excited to be returning to Inman and says: “I had the unique opportunity to experience Inman as a parent these past three years and felt many of the normal frustrations, confusion, and successes that all middle school parents experience. This will help shape my work as I explore new territory as a parent and principal. I know my sons will have a great experience at Inman over the next three years. We all have new things to learn.”
The PTA looks forward to working with Dr. Bockman to continue our support of the Inman Middle School community.