Atkins High School principal dies unexpectedly, district officials confirm

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools says Joseph Childers, Atkins Academic and Technical High School Principal, died unexpectedly Sunday night. 

“This is a sad and difficult time for our students, families and the staff at Atkins High School,” said Dr. Angela Hairston, WS/FCS Superintendent. “This morning we shared the news of Joe’s passing with the staff and families of Atkins. Having been principal since 2010, Joe has created a unique, one of a kind atmosphere that promotes learning at the highest levels. His creative thinking, passion for learning, and leadership skills will be sorely missed.”

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