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Popular Campbell AP Now Teaches at Westlake High

The Cobb County School Board accepted Richard Tischler’s resignation Aug. 8.

students returning to class on the first day of school Monday may have noticed something missing. After nearly 10 years at Campbell High School, and has taken a position teaching economics at Westlake High School in southwest Atlanta.

Tischler told Smynra-Vinings Patch multiple times that the Campbell community was “amazing,” but said he made the decision to transfer to Westlake because of his family. Tischler and his wife are expecting their second child.

“I just felt like with another child on the way I just wanted to focus a little more time on my family,” he said. “With teaching there’s still a lot of work to do, but I can do that from the house around the family.”

Tischler joins another former Campbell Spartan at Westlake. Grant Rivera has served as Westlake’s principal . Tischler said the opportunity to work with Rivera again also influenced his decision to the teaching position.

“I respect the man beyond belief,” he said. “What he’s done at Westlake is amazing. The kids are fantastic that I’ve met with—very respectful. We’ve actually had conversations in the classroom where the kids are like, ‘Yeah, he has changed this school around for the better.’”

Tischler isn’t the only assistant principal Campbell lost over the summer. Like Tischler, former Assistant Principal Audra Saunders spent nearly a decade at Campbell, but left the Cobb County School District for an assistant principalship at Cartersville High School

Tischler said he’s excited about the new opportunity and only regrets that he wasn’t able to say goodbye to the students before he moved on.

“I love Campbell. I love this community, the students, the faculty,” he said. “I was able to say goodbye to some of the faculty, which was great. But my one regret was that I wasn’t able to say goodbye to the kids because they’re just amazing. That’s what made it really tough to leave.”

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Anita Norman August 16, 2012 at 05:01 PM
CCSD really screwed up in letting Grant Rivera slip through their fingers. Look at the mess Magee has made in only her first year at CHS. Rivera was respected by students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Magee has installed metal folding gates throughout the main building that look just like the ones in a prison and brings in dogs at lunchtime to sniff for drugs.
PK August 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Over the past year, I heard several students and parents comment that they felt Mr. Tischler was the only administrator they could talk to. He will be missed at Campbell.
Plank August 17, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Actually, Rivera had those installed. But I agree, she has made a mess of things.
m pyle August 17, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I think Magee and Gaddis are to blame for the loss of some great people. I hope the smyrna community will stand up and demand more!!
Ashley Kobiolka August 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Tischler is a amazing educator & I feel very blessed to have had him.he deserves nothing but the absolute best.those kids just got lucky.Congratulations on the new baby & good luck Tish!!
another comment October 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Magee is completely incompetant. Her sister Cristler was a Black Maffia whistle blower with a hatred for all. Thank God they moved her out. At least 2 male teachers had sex with female students under Magee. Not only the Math teacher, but an English Co-teacher. One of them even provided a fake ID to the student he sexed up. What is wrong with Magee! She is bringing in drug dogs to arrest the children but ignoring the perverted male teachers that are lurking in the halls. Rivera liked to Toot his own horn too much. He never really taught. We need to stop promoting people with Spec. Ed degrees and Coaches to be Principals.

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