The Duluth High School Parent Teacher Association hosted a “Meet & Eat” event to welcome new Principal Anthony Smith and his family.
More than 25 Duluth businesses helped the PTSA sponsor the Jan. 24 event at the school. Parents, community leaders, and Gwinnett County Public Schools representatives were among the guests. State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, a former educator, also attended.
Smith met and mingled with attendees and presented an update on campus safety measures including improvements in outdoor lighting. He urged parents to sign-up for emergency alert texts.
Business sponsors included Kilgore’s Florist, Duluth High School Booster Blubs, artist/author Ann Odum, Pure Taqueria, Pepperoni’s, Steverino’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Little Caesar’s, On the Border, Southern Motor Works, Suzanna’s Kitchen, Publix at Duluth Station, Kroger on Pleasant Hill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Armando’s Caribe, All Events Rentals, Papa John’s on Peachtree Industrial Bopulevard, Chick-fil-A on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Costco, Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, El Porton, Chili’s, Dairy Queen on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Olive Garden, Sonic, Banh Mi Café, Red Lobster, and the Gwinnett Gladiators.
Smith was appointed principal of DHS by the Gwinnett County Board of Education in December. He formerly was director of mathematics for Gwinnett County Public Schools. He also had served as assistant principal of North Gwinnett High and as a math teacher at Mill Creek High and Grayson High. He replaced Jason Lane who was transferred to become principal of Mill Creek High in Hoschton.