The Baldwin County School District (BCSD) has added two new school and district leaders to its team. Dr. Dianna Hollins will serve as the new coordinator of assessment and accountability for the school system and Stephanie McMillian will step into the role of assistant principal at Lakeview Primary School.
Hollins has served in the educational sector for more than 25 years — 17 of those years have been in school administration. Prior to becoming a school administrator, Hollins' vast experience in education included serving as a third grade teacher, reading coordinator, grade-level chair, co-chair for staff development, assistant principal and principal designee. She earned her bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and went on to complete her master of elementary education at the University of West Alabama. She continued her educational endeavors at the University of West Alabama where she earned her educational specialist degree. In 2008, Hollins earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
In 2017, Hollins received the Outstanding Citizen award from Gov. Brian Kemp and Sen. Donzella James where she was recognized as a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Georgia. She is also a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from Pres. Barack Obama. This prestigious award led to Hollins also receiving a proclamation from the City of Macon and Mayor Richard Reichert declaring that Sept. 24 is Dr. Dianna Ross-Hollins Day. Hollins is the mother of two daughters, Shykeria and Ayreanna.
She is thrilled to be joining the BCSD team of professionals and looks forward to the great work that lies ahead.
Stephanie McMillan will become the new assistant principal at Lakeview Primary, filling the position held by Vickie Lee, who is retiring. McMillan resides in Baldwin County with her husband and three children. She holds a specialist degree in teaching and learning from Georgia Southern University. She earned a master of public administration and a bachelor of arts from Georgia College. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education in the area of curriculum and instruction from Georgia College. McMillan holds professional educator certifications in leadership, elementary education and Montessori education as well as endorsements in teacher support, coaching, gifted education, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Mrs. McMillan graduated from Baldwin High School in 1997. She has served Baldwin County School District as a teacher for 13 years and as an instructional coach for four years.
McMillan is a dedicated lifelong learner and is passionate about her role in helping students succeed. Her vision is to serve the Lakeview Primary Family by establishing relationships with all stakeholders.