Lindley Middle School

Mr. Travis Joshua, Principal

Robin Dowdy, AP | Kasisi Brown, AP | Sara Johnson, AP | Dr. Bethany Harrison, AP| Dr. Dawn Harrell, SSA

50 Veterans Memorial Highway
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770-819-2496
Fax: 770-819-2498

Lindley Administration

Travis Joshua, Principal

Robin Dowdy, Assistant Principal

Kasisi Brown, Assistant Principal

Dr. Bethany Harrison, Assistant Principal

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Dr. Bethany Harrison hails from Athens, GA. She comes from a family of educators, with her grandmother serving as a teacher and her mother retiring as an elementary school principal. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, Dr. Harrison began her teaching career in DeKalb County as an elementary teacher. She then chose to attend graduate school full-time, working on her Master’s degree in Enrollment Management/Higher Education Administration at the University of Miami and on her doctorate degree in Elementary Education back at her alma mater, Auburn University. Dr. Harrison is an educator with experience on various levels. In addition to teaching all content areas as an elementary teacher, she has also taught middle school Social Studies and taught Early Childhood and Middle Grades as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Harrison’s most recent work in the Cobb County School District has involved instructional leadership in Social Studies content at Floyd Middle School. She has also served as Floyd’s PBIS local coach, successfully leading a collaborative team in achieving Operational level status and in meeting the district goal of significantly decreasing referrals. Dr. Harrison believes that the foundation of an effective year is recognizing the need for building strong relationships among students and all educational constituents. In her spare time, she enjoys being involved in her community and spending quality time with her husband and son.

Dr. Dawn Harrell, SSA

Sara Johnson, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Sara Johnson is a proud native Texan.  She completed her early education in Amarillo, Texas and later moved to Atlanta where she graduated from D.M. Therrell High School in the Atlanta Public School System. She attended Spelman College and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After graduation, she returned to Texas and completed the Region IX teacher certification program.  Mrs. Johnson began her teaching career in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District in Hurst, Texas where she taught general and special education for several years.  Later, she taught in Keller, Texas before moving to Michigan.

While living in Michigan, she completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.  During her tenure working for the Saginaw Township Community School District, she trained teachers and piloted the district’s newly developed “Multiple Intelligence” program. Additionally, she served as the coach of the state recognized NOBCChe Science and Math academic team. She founded the school’s “Clothes Closet” for underprivileged students and the “Dream Keeper’s” mentoring program for at-risk young men.  She was recognized by the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators’ “Teacher of the Year” in 2009 and won the community 2010 R.U.B.Y.  (Recognizing the Upward Bright and Talented) award for her work within the schools and community.  In 2011, she was selected as one of only two teachers statewide to become an SVSU Gerstacker Fellow.  During her educational studies with the fellowship, she was privileged to travel to Asia and meet with other educational leaders from China and Taiwan to discuss global educational curriculum.

Mrs. Johnson’s family relocated to Marietta, Georgia in 2012, and she began her Cobb County School District career at Lindley Middle school.  She has proudly served the school as an English language arts teacher, ELA department coordinator, and instructional academic coach. Currently, she serves as the school’s leadership intern administrator.