November 26, 2020

CES Welcomes New Principal

Pictured with Dr. Dawn Bennett are CES students (L-R):  Maria Awbrey, Seth Williams, Aidan Dean, Mary Catherine Akers, and  Zerick Green

Pictured with Dr. Dawn Bennett are CES students (L-R): Maria Awbrey, Seth Williams, Aidan Dean, Mary Catherine Akers, and Zerick Green

(Centralhatchee) — Dr. Dawn Bennett is the daughter of Ned Harman and Karen Marlow. She is the oldest of five children (Luke, Shane, Holly, and Josh), and grew up on a large farm on Bethesda Church Road, near Tyus. She is a graduate of Carrollton High School.

Dr. Bennett is married to Tad Bennett of Carrollton and has four children: Barr Wilborn, Dustin Wilborn, Christena Wilborn, and Stratton Bennett. She also has two grandchildren, Addie and Blakely.

Dr. Bennett attended the University of West Georgia and received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Leadership degree, a Specialist degree in Reading, and a Doctorate degree in School Improvement and Leadership.

She began her career in Paulding County, teaching grades K-5. She has also worked as a curriculum specialist in Carroll County and an Assistant Principal at Heard Elementary.

Most recently, Dr. Bennett worked for West Georgia Regional Education Services Agency (RESA) as a School Improvement Specialist, as well as in the special education department (GLRS) as a program specialist.

In this role, Dr. Bennett worked directly with over 100 schools in the seven school districts served by West Georgia RESA to improve academic achievement.

Dr. Bennett is excited to begin a new career in Heard County Schools as the principal of Centralhatchee Elementary. She is honored to be chosen to work with a passionate staff, wonderful children, and a caring community.

The school theme for this year is “Super Heroes.” The staff members are not the only Super Heroes at Centralhatchee Elementary, the students are too!

Dr. Bennett invites you to visit the school or  join them for upcoming special events, like the Fall Festival or Grits for Grandparents. More information may be found on the school website or the school’s Facebook page.

 

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