Dr. Jonathan Patterson, Former Principal of Norcross High School
Dr. Jonathan S. Patterson, former principal of Norcross High School, is a native of Gwinnett County. During Dr. Patterson’s tenure as principal of NHS, his passion for education motivated students and inspired teachers generating an environment of teaching excellence and a culture of high expectations for student performance. His involvement and support of the PTSA, fine arts, athletics, and the NHS Foundation for Excellence enhanced the legacy of community involvement that continues to distinguish the school from other public high schools. During Dr. Patterson’s six years as principal, NHS was recognized as a top performing school in Newsweek, US News and World Reports, Washington Post and Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Patterson believes that all students can be academically successful and deserve to be prepared upon graduation for their “first choice,” and, as the current Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Support his influence will continue to affirm and advance the Gwinnett County Public Schools vision to be a system of world-class schools.