To the Families of Lindley 7th & 8th!
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Mr.
Mike Bivens, the new Principal of Lindley Middle School. He joins Area
1 with a wide range of experience. In his last 5 years with Cobb
County, Mr. Bivens has been the Principal at Green Acres Elementary School.
Previously, he was the Assistant Principal, a teacher, and a
paraprofessional at Birney Elementary School. Mr. Bivens has also
worked for the Fulton County Police Department and WEBCO Printing, Inc. as
the Human Resources Supervisor. While serving our country as a
soldier in the United States Army, Mr. Bivens worked as a Management
Advisor/Coordinator and Chief Administrative Supervisor and Instructor. Mr.
Bivens’ focus and commitment to success is demonstrated by his own career
path. Coming into the field of education as a second career and
ascending from paraprofessional to principal takes more than a simple
desire. It takes a deep level of self-motivation, dedication, and
passion to have such an impact on the community.
Mr. Bivens is a visionary who creates
During his tenure as an educator in the Cobb County
School District, Mr. Bivens has become known for his commitment to
excellence, high expectations for student learning, and his “whatever it
takes” approach to meeting the needs of the entire school community.
with great excitement and confidence that we welcome Mr. Mike Bivens to Area
1 as the Principal of Lindley 7th & 8th!
Principal: Damian Bounds
Damian Bounds has strived during his 8 years in
education to meet the challenges he faces in helping students reach academic
success. He is a strong believer
in establishing and maintaining effective communication and rapport with
students, parents, teachers as well as other stakeholders.Mr. Bounds
graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of
Science in Secondary Education.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State
University. He began his career
as a high school social studies teacher in Pennsylvania where served two
years on the faculty teaching Civics/Government.
After spending a few years in the
classroom, he relocated to Atlanta where he served as a Student Development
Specialist at Georgia State University for several years.
Mr. Bounds later returned to the classroom working for
the Atlanta Public School System at Kennedy Middle School.
Following his stint at Kennedy, he spent 3 years at Druid Hills High
School as an Economics teacher and basketball coach for the Dekalb County
School System. In 2010, he came to Cobb County Schools where he served as
the Assistant Administrator at Floyd Middle School for the past 2 years.
Mr. Bounds is excited and enthusiastic about joining the Lindley
Middle School Administrative Team and plans to continue to set high
expectations for students and staff.
Principal: Sabrina Richardson
Ms. Sabrina Richardson was raised and educated in the Savannah -Chatham
County Public School system which laid the foundation for her firm
commitment to education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from
Savannah State University in Criminal Justice and then completed the Teacher
Certification Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Soon after
beginning her career as an educator, Ms. Richardson was recognized by Who’s
Who Among Educators and nominated for the Disney’s Outstanding Teacher
Award. Next, she was accepted into the National Institute of Teaching
Excellence, where she earned her Masters of Education degree from Cambridge
College, in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, she earned an Educational
Leadership certificate from West Georgia University.
After working as a teacher and Writing Lab Coordinator in
the Savannah-Chatham County School District for 8 years, Ms. Richardson
moved to the Atlanta area in 2004 where her roles as an educator evolved
from Teacher-Leader, to Academic Coach and lastly to an Assistant
Administrator in the Fulton County School System. During the 2010 – 2011
school year she served as the Director of Programs for a non-profit
organization where she was responsible for developing and overseeing the
educational programs for middle and high school students. In 2011, Ms.
Richardson joined the Lindley family and served as the Gifted Language Arts
Instructor. Currently, she is
serving as the Assistant Principal and brings over 15 years of experience in
education and a wide array of skills and valuable knowledge to the