School of Ed grad wins Georgia’s Principal of the Year
Robbie Hooker, a 2005 graduate of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education’s Ph.D. program in P-12 Educational Leadership, was named the 2013 Georgia Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. The principal of Clarke Central High School in Athens was also nominated for the National Principal of the Year award given by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Under Hooker’s leadership, Clarke Central has been named among the top 7 percent of high schools nationwide by The Washington Post’s High School Challenge, which measures how effectively a school prepares its students for college. Clarke Central is also one of 10 schools in the nation selected as a 2013 MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough School, which recognizes middle and high schools that serve large numbers of students living in poverty and are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.
A native of Boston, Ga., Hooker earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.