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Clarke County administrator named Georgia Principal of the Year

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Feb. 14, 2013 - Clarke County school administrator Dr. Robbie Hooker has been named Georgia Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
“This is such an honor, and working together, I am very proud of what we have accomplished at Clarke Central. I am grateful for this opportunity to represent our state and share on a national level our work here in Athens,” Dr. Hooker said.
Dr. Hooker, who has led Clarke Central High School since 2008, will represent Georgia in the National Principal of the Year competition.
Under his leadership, the school has been named as one of the top 7 percent of high schools nationwide by The Washington Post’s High School Challenge. Clarke Central is also regularly named an Advanced Placement Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education.
“Robbie Hooker is a shining example of what a high school principal should be. We are proud of him and know that he will be a great representative as Georgia’s candidate for the national principal competition,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.
Dr. Hooker was chosen from six finalists statewide.
“This is an incredibly well-deserved honor for Dr. Hooker, and is a reflection of his strong leadership at Clarke Central High School,” said Clarke County Superintendent Philip D. Lanoue. “Clarke Central’s teachers, students and teams are regularly recognized at state and national levels – with Dr. Hooker’s support and laser-like focus on student performance.”
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