Druid Hills High School

Mr. Mark Joyner - New Principal at DHHS

January 24, 2018

Dear Druid Hills High School Community,

I’m overjoyed with the opportunity to serve Druid Hills High School as Principal. I appreciate students’, teachers’, parents’ and stakeholders’ participation in and patience with the thorough Principal search process. I have learned much about our community’s likes, dislikes, struggles and victories, goals and aspirations through this process, and the data provides us with direction for our future.

I am a DeKalb County native, and I have served DeKalb County School District for 20 years. I transferred to Druid Hills High School in 2013 as Assistant Principal of Attendance and have also served as Assistant Principal of Discipline and Assistant Principal of Instruction. I’m also an active volunteer in the DeKalb County community serving on various educational Boards and committees.

I envision Druid Hills High School as a diverse learning community with students, teachers, families and stakeholders all contributing to student growth and achievement. A learning community in which students feel safe, nurtured intellectually and socially, and encouraged to explore and develop as individuals. A learning community in which teachers are inspired and supported in their efforts to improve their craft. A learning community with families and stakeholders excited to be involved and to contribute and mine resources for our school’s benefit.

I look forward to the future of Druid Hills High School. Together – students, teachers, families, community – we will continue our tradition of excellence.


Mark Joyner


Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is Thursday, Janurary 25th at 6:00. Parents will meet in the auditorium to start the evening. The following teachers will not be in attendance, due to unavoidable conflicts.


Eric Brown

Zikia Jones-Martin


Taylor Hickey

Akosua Moore


Diane Bond

Special Education

Peter Bartlewski

Henrietta George

Career Tech Education

Gloria Jackson

April Smith

Empris Wright

Fine Arts

David Goodwin

Nikki Griffith

Jocelyn Rease

Health/Physical Education

Denise Edmonds

Jazelle Morris

Resource Fair

DCSD Region 1 and 2 social workers are facilitating a resource fair on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 4-6pm at Cross Keys High School. The fair is geared toward providing resources/options for students who are in jeopardy of failing/not graduating. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this event.