After 12 years in different Washington area school systems, Nicole Clifton is making a return in the fall to the district where she got her start.
Clifton of Upper Marlboro, who taught at Suitland High School from 1996 to 2000, is the new principal at Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights. She will succeed Gorman Brown, who departed after seven years to serve as principal at Springdale’s Charles H. Flowers High School.
Clifton, who served as principal of J.G. Whittier Education Campus in the District for five years, said she wanted to make a change from the pre-kindergarten-through-eighth-grade setting at the public school, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. She said she always had an interest in running a secondary school, but also is excited about a chance to live and work in Prince George’s County.
Before teaching in Alexandria City Public Schools and D.C. public schools, Clifton taught social studies at Suitland High.