Dr. Stanley R. Wrinkle has been an educator in Cobb County, Georgia, throughout his professional career. After graduating from college, Dr. Wrinkle taught at the Keith School in Marietta from 1964 to 1965. He became a charter faculty member of Wheeler High School in 1965, which opened in response to rapid growth in East Cobb County. Dr. Wrinkle moved into administration, accepting the position of Principal of Sedalia Park Elementary School, after receiving a doctorate in Education from the University of Tennessee in 1972. Two years later, Cobb School Superintendent Kermit Keenum asked Wrinkle to become the first principal of a new high school in East Cobb, that was expected to open in 1975. This school was later named Walton High School, after the Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence, George Walton. The name was suggested by Dr. Wrinkle in anticipation of the U.S. Bicentennial celebration in 1976. Dr. Wrinkle served as the principal of Walton High School until 1977, when he became the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for the Cobb County School District. He held this position until his retirement in 1994.
After retiring, Dr. Wrinkle remained active, teaching classes as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, acting as Co-Principal of a school operated by Roswell Street Baptist Church, and serving as a board member of Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw.
Interview with Stanley R. Wrinkle, 2014-02-19, Cobb County oral history series, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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