Cobb school board appoints new Walton principal

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Jul. 28—MARIETTA — One of Walton High School's assistant principals is getting a promotion.

The Cobb County Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint Richard Tischler, one of the school's six assistant principals, as the new Walton principal, effective Friday. Tischler replaces Catherine Mallanda, who earlier this month was promoted to chief academic officer for the school district.

As assistant principal, Tischler oversaw 12th grade students, English Speakers of Other Languages, Section 504 nondiscrimination, communication, substitutes, graduation and more, according to Walton's website.

Tischler has been at Walton for seven years, per the school's site. He holds a bachelor's of social science education from the University of Georgia, a master's in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University and an education specialist degree in educational administration and supervision from Berry College.

According to the district, Tischler has worked in Cobb schools "for almost two decades" as a teacher and administrator.

The board approved Tischler's appointment unanimously in a 6-0 vote, with Charisse Davis absent, following an executive session to discuss personnel matters.