Tabetha Banks chosen to lead AMS

Tabetha Banks chosen to lead AMS
Posted on 06/12/2020
A familiar face will soon be the new leader at Arlington Middle School. Tabetha Banks, who just completed her 17th school year as one of AMS’ assistant principals, was named principal by incoming Superintendent Jeff Mayo on Friday. She replaces Dr. Allison Clark, who will assume the role of ACS Chief of Human Resources on July 1.

“Mrs. Banks brings the necessary administrative experience, as well as institutional knowledge, to propel AMS to the next level,” Mayo said. “She’s established and well-known in the AMS community, and I’m excited to see where she takes the school next.”

Banks started her career at AMS in August 2002 as assistant principal and has overseen many duties in her nearly 20 years in administration at the school. As an assistant principal, she was instrumental in helping improve student achievement and in creating the master schedule at AMS. She also helped guide teachers on improving instructional techniques and cultivate strong student and parent relationships.

An educator of 27 years, Banks got her start in education in 1993 at Highland Oaks Elementary as a 7th and 8th-grade math teacher. In 1995, she moved to Southwind Middle School where she served as the math and grade chairperson and the school improvement plan chairperson. She was also awarded the 21st Century Teacher status during her time at Southwind.

“I am so excited to take on this new role at Arlington Middle and continue making it the school of excellence that the community has come to know,” Banks said. “I joined the AMS community in its third year, so it’s been amazing helping create and establish this school and watching it grow over the years.”

“I’m looking forward to implementing ideas that I believe will help us become an even greater school,” she continued. “I’m thrilled that I have the opportunity to lead our teachers, staff and students to higher achievement, and I can’t wait to get started.”