This week, the Dawson County Board of Education approved Linda Bearden as the new principal at Robinson Elementary School beginning in the 2022-23 school year.
According to a release by the school system, Bearden, a native of Forsyth County, has 19 years of experience in elementary education in Forsyth and Dawson County Schools. Most recently, she has served for the past seven years as the principal at Robinson Elementary School. Before serving in this role, she served for nine years as an elementary school teacher and for three years as an academic coach.
Bearden will be taking the principal role over from the current RES principal Page Arnette, who will be moving up to serve as the school system’s new director of instructional services for elementary.
“Mrs. Bearden is excited to continue to work hard to serve the community, students, staff and parents at RES in her new role,” the release said. “She believes that together we can ensure our students are nurtured and clanged so that each student achieves success.”
Bearden holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Georgia and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.
She is married to Danny Bearden, and they have two married daughters and a three-year-old grandson. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and reading.
“Mrs. Bearden is honored to continue to partner with the dedicated faculty and staff of Robinson Elementary to serve our children and community here in Dawson County in her new role as Principal of RES,” the release said.