Norcross, GA, May 20, 2016 – by Trey Benton – Originally selected by the Board of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy (BIA) to serve as Interim Executive Director (IED) until September 30, 2016, Bates Mattison will resign at the end of May. BIA Head of School, Dr. Laurie Kimbrel said in a Friday email, in addition to Mattison’s resignation, the position of Executive Director is no longer needed.
Mattison, who has been doubling as the IED and Brookhaven City Councilman for a few months, says he is proud of the BIA’s accomplishments. “Over the past three years, I have worked to create one of the most innovative schools in Georgia,” Mattison told The Post. “As we transition from concept to the beginning of our first academic year, it is important that our new Head of School, Laurie Kimbrel, takeover to implement our academic model. I will continue to work with BIA to help build our partnerships within the community and I look forward to the continuing success of BIA.”
Kimbrel says Mattison will continue to work for BIA as a part time independent consultant throughout June and July to manage various fundraising and community outreach projects.