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Dawson County School System appoints Page Arnette, Denise Reynolds to new positions
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor

During the recent special called meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education, board members voted to approve the appointment of Page Arnette and Denise Reynolds to new positions in the school system, which they will each step into starting in July of 2022. 

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Page Arnette.

Arnette, who currently serves as the principal at Robinson Elementary School, will assume the role of Director of Instructional Services for Elementary. According to a release by the school system, in this new role she will work collaboratively with the school system’s team to lead instruction at the kindergarten through fifth grade level.

Arnette has served as the principal at Robinson for the past five years, before which she started teaching as a high school science teacher and then as a school and district administrator in all grade levels. 

Before coming to Dawson County, she served students in several different areas of Georgia, including Oconee County, Elbert County, Valdosta City and Forsyth County. She also helped to open Riverview Elementary School in Dawson County and served as assistant principal there from 2010 to 2012. 

“Although Mrs. Arnette has worked with students of all ages, her passion is working with elementary children as they experience the excitement of learning and helping them grow and achieve success, in the classroom and beyond,” the release said. 

Arnette holds an undergraduate degree in secondary science education from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Clemson University and an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Piedmont College. 

Arnette is married to Jeff Arnette and they have two children, Kennedy and Jack. When she’s not working, she enjoys taking long walks outside, watching sports, listening to music, traveling and shopping.

“She looks forward to continuing to serve the students, staff and families of Dawson County in this new role,” the release said. 

Reynolds, who currently serves as the assistant principal at Riverview Elementary School, will assume the new role of Director of Federal Programs, Assessment and Accountability. According to the release, in this new role she will oversee federal grants, manage local and state assessments and support continuous improvement efforts. 

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Riverview Elementary School’s Denise Reynolds has been named the GAESP’s 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principal. (photo courtesy of Dawson County School System)

Reynolds has been in education for 24 years. She served as an elementary teacher and Title I Lead at Cumming Elementary School in Forsyth County for 15 years and has served as an assistant principal at the middle and elementary levels in Dawson County for the past nine years. 

“As the current assistant principal of Riverview Elementary, she has led exemplary work which contributed to their most recent recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School,” the release said. “In addition, Riverview has received multiple awards under her leadership including the Title I Distinguished School award and the Single Statewide Accountability System Platinum Award. Recently, Mrs. Reynolds was named the 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principal by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals.” 

Reynolds holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from Brenau University, a master’s degree in elementary education from Piedmont University and an education specialist degree in leadership from the University of North Georgia. She is currently working on earning her doctorate of education in school improvement from the University of West Georgia. 

Reynolds is married to Chuck Reynolds, and they have five children and two grandchildren together. According to the release, her passion is serving others and building relationships. 

“Through this position, she will bring her expertise to support the vision of Dawson County Schools of being an exemplary school district preparing students for a lifetime of success,” the release said. 

Both Arnette and Reynolds will assume they new positions beginning in July of 2022, and the process of filling the roles they will be vacating is underway.