Dr. Mark Albertus was named superintendent of Carrollton City Schools in 2016 following eight years of serving as principal of Carrollton High School, where he led CHS in the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and successfully pushed for AdvancED STEM certification, resulting in CHS becoming only the 18th high school in the world to receive such recognition.
Also under his watch, CHS added more Advanced Placement offerings, bringing the total to 16, and developed a partnership with Southwire Company to create the Southwire Engineering Academy, a highly successful internship program that gives students early preparation for a potential career in engineering.
Carrollton High School athletics, during Dr. Albertus’ tenure, added volleyball, boys and girls lacrosse and most recently a co-ed riflery team, providing CHS students competition opportunities in every sport sanctioned by the Georgia High School Association.
During his last year as principal, Carrollton High School’s College and Career Ready Performance Index score, which is used to measure school and district accountability, led all Carroll County high schools and exceeded the state’s score by nine points at 84.8 compared to Georgia’s score of 75.8.
As superintendent, Dr. Albertus continues to be involved in the construction of a $30 million high school for CHS that is now well under way, replacing existing structures that date back to the early 1960s.
Before coming to Carrollton, Dr. Albertus was an administrator at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., where he began as a social studies teacher and coach following military service as an Army officer.
Dr. Albertus earned his undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College and master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama.
A member of the Rotary Club of Carrollton and the Carrollton Kiwanis Club, Dr. Albertus is also a deacon at First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of four children: Joshua, Kate, Andrew and Elizabeth. They reside in Carrollton.