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Release June 4, 2014
Board Appoints Dr. Nikea Hurt
Principal, Dunleith Elementary
Hurt, Current Assistant Principal
Perkerson Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools
MARIETTA, GA -– The Board of Education of the City of Marietta has named Dr. Nikea Hurt —the current Assistant Principal at Perkerson Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools—as the new Principal at Dunleith Elementary. She assumes the post July 1, 2014.
Hurt brings nine years' experience as a teacher, and two years' elementary grades administrative experience as an assistant principal. A graduate of Argosy University in Tampa, FL, Hurt earned both a Doctorate and an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. She also earned an additional Education Specialist in Building Level Educational Leadership from Mercer University, a Masters in Adult Instruction from Central Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA.
"My experience in education has afforded me the opportunity to view leadership from several lenses. It is my belief, the most important of these lenses is being a servant leader to those around me and to develop and implement ideas that support the overall growth of our children. My goals have always been to contribute wherever I serve through dedication, honesty and hard work. My personal desire is to provide an environment that fosters student's interest and inspires them beyond any self-imposed limitations," said Hurt, "I look forward to bringing my best to the team at Marietta City Schools and am anticipating strong collaboration with the community of students, faculty and staff at Dunleith Elementary."