Board of Education Announces Sole Finalist for Superintendent
The Clarke County Board of Education has selected a finalist for Superintendent. Monday, the school board announced Dr. Robbie Hooker as the sole finalist for the district Superintendent. Pending final approval of the board later this month, Dr. Hooker will assume full responsibilities effective October 10, 2022. Current Superintendent, Dr. Xernona Thomas announced last year that she would retire at the end of this year. A former principal at Clarke County High School, Dr. Hooker currently serves as the Superintendent of Social Circle City Schools, a position he has held since 2019.
“Dr. Hooker has worked in complex communities, including many years in Clarke County. He has a strong history of building leadership capacity and relationships, which are critical to our culture and climate as well as other strategic priorities,” said Dr. LaKeisha Gantt, Board of Education President. “The Board is excited about the direction of education in Clarke County under Dr. Hooker’s leadership. We are also grateful for Dr. Thomas’ leadership, as she has led the district through significant transitions.”
After leaving CCSD, Dr. Hooker became Assistant Superintendent for High Schools in Henry County from 2016-2019 before assuming the role of Superintendent of Social Circle City Schools.