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New principal appointed to Dawson County High School
Michael Negley to head Dawson County High School during upcoming school year
Michael Negley - photo by Photo submitted

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced the appointment of a new principal to Dawson County High School. 

According to a release on Tuesday, April 28, Michael Negley will become principal at the school starting in the upcoming academic year.

“I am very pleased to announce that Mrs. Michael Negley has been approved as the new principal of Dawson County High School,” Dawson County Superintendent Damon Gibbs said following the announcement. “I look forward to the accomplishments that will be achieved under her leadership.”

Negley, a Gwinnett County native, holds an undergraduate and Master’s degree from the University of Georgia and an Education Specialist degree and leadership certification from Valdosta State University.

Now in her 19th year in secondary public education, Negley was a classroom teacher for 11 years, a graduation coach for two years, and assistant principal of curriculum and instruction for six years. She previously worked at White County High School and West Hall High School and most recently served at Dawson County High School.

“I am humbled and honored to be able to continue to serve the students and families of Dawson County in this new role,” Negley said in the release. “We have amazing kids and an amazing staff, and I am excited to see what the future holds for DCHS. The sky is the limit.”

Negley is married to Jeremey Negley, who is the Director for Pre-Construction Services at Basesix. They have three daughters, Braelynn, Kinslee and Callahan. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and attending sporting events.

Negley will take the principal position over from Brody Hughes, who will move on to become the principal at Dawson County Junior High School starting in the 2020-2021 school year.