Connie S. Stovall
Connie Stovall

Connie S. Stovall

Dawson County Junior High School
Dawson County Schools
Dawsonville, Georgia
cstovall@dawson.k12.ga.us

Connie Stovall measures her success as a leader by her ability to encourage and build the leadership capacities in others. In her 13 years as a middle school administrator, eight as a principal and five as an assistant principal, Stovall has mentored and coached 19 teachers to move into leadership roles at the school and district level. Stovall’s passion for network-building and professional development has allowed her to simultaneously shepherd academic and cultural change, processes which she has amplified to a wider audience as a published author. An early adopter of the social-emotional learning movement, Stovall led Liberty Middle School in the implementation of the iTeam (Inspiration Team) and the adoption of interdisciplinary, inquiry-driven instruction. These efforts increased student ownership and engagement and led to the school’s recognition as a Lighthouse School to Watch shortly following her departure. Now principal of Dawson County Junior High School, a large school serving grades 8-9, Stovall has made remarkable first-year progress, including a decrease in below-grade-level performance, by implementing a combination of RTI, remedial programming, and data teams. Stovall has served in a number of leadership roles in her district and in state and national organizations. She holds an Ed.S. and a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University, an M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education and Leadership credentials from the University of Georgia, and an A.A. in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

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