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Dr. Makeba Clark

Welcome Dr. Makeba Clark as a new leader this year. Dr. Clark will take the helm at Cousins Middle School on June 15, when she replaces current principal Scott Sauls, who announced his retirement at the end of the school year. Dr. Clark is currently an assistant principal at Burney Harris Lyons Middle School in Athens, part of the Clarke County School System. She has held that position since July 2012. Dr. Clark has held several leadership positions in Clark County, including assistant principal at Howard B. Stroud Elementary; summer school principal at Alps Road Elementary; and Saturday school coordinator at Coile Middle School. Prior to making the jump to education leadership, Dr. Clark served as a teacher at Kings Bridge Middle School and later Coile Middle School in Athens. She began her teaching career at Albany Middle School in 2001 and moved to Kendrick Middle School in Jonesboro before settling in at Clarke County School System in 2003.

Dr. Clark earned a bachelor of science in middle grades education with a concentration in science and mathematics from Albany State University in 2001. She obtained a master in arts in instructional education (K-12) from Central Michigan University in 2003 and followed that up with a certificate in education leadership in 2008 from the University of Georgia. Dr. Clark completed all requirements for her education specialist degree in instructional leadership from Argosy University in 2009 and ultimate received her doctorate in education in teaching and learning from Argosy in 2014.

"I am excited about the opportunity to join the Cousins Middle School family.  I am committed to sustaining a positive and cohesive learning environment that provides rigorous and engaging learning experiences, while inspiring all students to achieve at high academic levels.