Lindley Sixth Grade Academy

Dr. Denise Magee, Principal

Shawn Hadley, AP  |  Michael Stokes, AP  |  Sharon Dixson, SSA

1550 Pebblebrook Circle SE
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: 770-819-2414
Fax: 770-819-2418

Meet the Administration

Dr. I. Denise Magee - Principal

"During the school year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of LSGA the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to come by or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!"

Dr. Magee started her educational career as a Trainee School Psychologist with the Ministry of Education in the Bahamas. She was hired as a special education teacher and school counselor at Campbell HS when she first entered the Cobb County School District. She was also promoted to administration at Campbell HS where she served one semester as an Assistant Administrator before her promotion to an Assistant Principal. She left Campbell HS and continued her career as an Assistant Principal at Pebblebrook HS for four years before obtaining her first Principalship. She served as principal at Tapp MS, Campbell MS, and Campbell HS. She is elated and honored to serve as the Principal of Lindley Sixth Grade Academy.

She was born and raised in the Bahamas where she received all of her earlier education in Episcopal Schools. She graduated from high school at the early age of sixteen and pursued education as her career. Dr. Magee is a strong believer in education. She holds five different degrees and brings twenty-two years of educational and administrative experience to LSGA. She is passionate about what she does and very committed to all of her students, staff and parents.

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Shawn Hadley - Assistant Principal

Mr. Hadley has served as an Elementary and Middle School Assistant principal both in Mableton, GA. He is excited about returning to Lindley Sixth Grade Academy as one of the Assistant Principals. It is with tremendous enthusiasm that he looks forward to leading such an amazing school and staff being an integral part of the success. He has over eighteen years of experience in education specializing in educational administration, strategic development, teaching, training/coaching, and instruction development. He has a special interest and expertise in the daily operations of a school, curriculum design and instructional best practices that support unique learning needs.

Mr. Hadley's goal is to continue incorporating the effort and commitment of the LSGA staff to create more success and higher achievement for all students. He wishes to build a collaborative relationship with students, staff, parents, and the community. He plans to work authentically each day to serve all staff/students in a manner which will allow them to maximize their full potential as lifelong learners.

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Mr. Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes - Assistant Principal

Mr. Stokes has been an educator for 20 years in the Cobb County school district. He served as a guidance counselor for eight years before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2004. Mr. Stokes utilizes his expertise as a counselor in his daily work and seeks to establish powerful relationships with students helping them realize their full potential while motivating each to recognize their true gifts, strengths and abilities.

Mr. Stokes also works to ensure all teachers have the necessary tools and strategies needed to provide students with the skills required to be successful life-long learners. He serves as a role model for all students and regularly communicates the importance of making good choices now so they might discover the many opportunities afforded to individuals who work hard. Mr. Stokes firmly believes building strong character in children begins when parents, schools, and the community partner together.

He is a native of Quincy Florida and attended both Florida State and Florida A&M Universities in Tallahassee. He completed a Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University in 2011. When he is not working to increase student achievement at LSGA he enjoys working in the yard and relaxing with friends.

Sharon Dixson - Support and Specialized Services Administrator

Mrs. Sharon Dixson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the Atlanta Public School System and graduated from Fulton High School. This year marks the 10th year in education for Mrs. Dixson and her philosophy is still the same as it was day one; “All students can learn”. Sharon earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Education from Clark Atlanta University. She earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Cambridge College and her Specialist in Educational Leadership from Berry College. Mrs. Dixson has served as a role model for teachers and students, and because of this she lives by the motto of the Golden Rule; “Treat others as you want to be treated”. Mrs. Dixson is excited to join the administration team of Lindley Sixth Grade Academy and looks forward to working side by side with parents, students, teachers and community stakeholders.