Dr. Mulanta Wilkins is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She has been happily married for the last 12 years and a proud “bonus mom” to two sons and her four-legged fur baby, Paris. She has 23 years in the field of education. She received her Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southern University, Master’s degree from Cambridge College and completed her doctoral degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Wilkins began her educational journey in DeKalb County Schools as a Science teacher at Southwest DeKalb High School. In her leadership journey, she served as a high school principal in Atlanta Public Schools, and as a high school assistant principal in Fulton County Schools.
Her leadership has resulted in data driven improvements which yielded strong academic gains for scholars. As Principal of Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta Public Schools, some of the school’s accomplishments under her leadership included: a) district’s highest graduation rate increase (2022); b) distinction as an AP Honor School (2023); c) procured six industry certified programs (CTAE); d) numerous educational partnerships; e) removal from GADOE’s Promise School list.
Dr. Wilkins believes it takes a village to raise a child. She is looking forward to a collaborative partnership with the Lithonia High School Community to cultivate an environment of academic excellence. Dr. Wilkins will continue to prove leadership with the students, staff, and families of Lithonia High School and the broader Lithonia community as a career-long experienced high school leader and educator.