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Stovall named new principal of DCJHS
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Connie Stovall. - photo by For the Dawson County News

Dawson County Schools announced on Friday that Connie Stovall is the new principal of Dawson County Junior High School.

Stovall is a native of Hart County. During her career as an educator,  Stovall has served as a middle grades teacher in Elbert, Habersham, Stephens, Hart and Forsyth Counties in Georgia and in Monroe County, Ala. While in the classroom, she had experience teaching in all academic content areas. 

Additionally, Stovall has served as an assistant principal at North Forsyth (2003-07) and Piney Grove (2007-08) Middle Schools, principal at Liberty Middle School (2008-15) and as Forsyth County Schools’ Director of Secondary Education (2015-present).

Stovall’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University (1991), a master’s degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia (1995), and an Educational Specialist degree in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University (1997). She earned her Educational Leadership Add-on Certificate from the University of Georgia (2001), and in November 2000, Stovall was recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Stovall has been recognized by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals as a 2013 Georgia Distinguished Principal for District 14 and by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders as a 2015 recipient of the Dr. Jim Puckett Outstanding Educator Award. Most recently,  Stovall led Liberty Middle School to be acknowledged by the National Forum of Schools to Watch as a 2015 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch.

Stovall is married to Wayne Stovall, Vice President of Distribution and Logistics for Refrigiwear, Inc. of Dahlonega. They have two adult sons. Alex, a Materials Science Engineer with Lockheed Martin, and his wife, Caitlen, live in Canton. Austin, a certified surgical technologist and clinical specialist with ConsignMed, and his fiancé, Morgan, will be married in May.

 In her free time, Stovall enjoys reading, refinishing/repurposing old furniture and spending time with family and friends.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to return to the role of principal," Stovall said. "I have missed working side-by-side with teachers and can only imagine the great work that we will accomplish together for the students of Dawson County.”