Veronica Vital has been approved by the Dalton Board of Education as the new assistant principal for Blue Ridge School for the 2022-23 school year. She is currently the ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) lead teacher at Park Creek School.
Vital has worked for Dalton Public Schools for 11 years. She began her career as a paraprofessional for a year before becoming a pre-kindergarten teacher, then a kindergarten teacher, ESOL teacher and now the lead ESOL teacher, all at Park Creek. She also serves as the Literacy Lead for the City of Refuge after-school program.
“I’m very excited to welcome Veronica to our administrative team,” said Dr. Tim Scott, superintendent of Dalton Public School. “Veronica will bring the enthusiasm and dedication to student achievement that is so important in a school leader.” Vital joins Alison Finley who was named the principal of Blue Ridge at the last board meeting. “I think we have an excellent team in place at Blue Ridge who will continue to keep the focus on students and academic achievement.”
She holds a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Dalton State College. She also holds a certification in Literacy/Instruction from Lesly University, certification as a professional interpreter from the University of Georgia, and a certificate in special education. She also holds an ESOL Endorsement for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Vital has participated in the Emerging Leaders Institute with the Greater Dalton Chamber and the Emerging Leaders program in Dalton Public Schools.