Principal – Ms. Joey Moss
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Meet Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy’s principal, Ms. Joey Moss! Ms. Moss is a Cherokee County native and proudly serves her community. Ms. Moss began her teaching career with Cherokee County School District twenty years ago. Her teaching experience includes ten years in the classroom at Woodstock Middle and Carmel Elementary, and ten years in leadership as a Teacher on Special Assignment for the District in the area of Professional Development, an Assistant Principal at Woodstock Middle and Principal at Boston Elementary. Ms. Moss earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from Kennesaw State University. She has also obtained a master’s and specialist’s degrees in curriculum and instruction from Brenau University. Additionally, Ms. Moss completed her leadership certification at her alma mater, Kennesaw State University. Ms. Moss feels strongly that you should never stop learning! She is looking forward to serving Clark Creek’s Red Hawk Nation!
Ms. Moss, along with her husband and two sons, are actively involved in the community. Ms. Moss enjoys spending time with her family and friends more than anything else. She quotes that as Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ms. Moss believes that as parents, faculty and staff, and students join together, trails will continue to be blazed!
Assistant Principal, DR. Jillian Nichols
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Dr. Nichols is a Georgia native who lived in Blue Ridge most of her childhood. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Reinhardt College in Early Childhood Education, Gifted Endorsement from North Georgia RESA, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College, Teach 21 Certification through CCSD, Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University, and recently completed her Educational Doctorate. Her experiences working with children, including her teaching positions at Canton, Hasty, Kleven Boston, and Oak Grove Elementary Schools, have been very positive and gratifying. She has also been an Academic Coach, EXP Coordinator, RTI Chair, ASP Assistant Coordinator, and Testing Coordinator prior to becoming an Assistant Principal at Clark Creek STEM Academy.
Having the opportunity to be an educator who gets to see young people learn and grow is a treasure she holds dear. Outside of work, she relishes spending time with loved ones, traveling, volunteering, learning, crafting, eating desserts, and going on GoPro adventures. She looks forward to an amazing year at the Creek, getting to know staff, students, and all other educational stakeholders in this community.
Assistant Principal, Ms. Susan Bruno
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Ms. Susan Bruno is a Wisconsin native, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has lived in Georgia since 1991, earning both her Master of Education in Special Education and Educational Leadership degrees from Kennesaw State University, and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University.
This is Ms. Bruno’s 30th year in education and she has enjoyed a variety of valuable career experiences in both Texas and Georgia. Her prior positions include high school Social Studies teacher, Education Coordinator of a juvenile correctional program, Coordinator of a Psychoeducational Program, and positions within the CCSD Special Education Department as Facilitator and then Lead Facilitator. Ms. Bruno most recently served as Assistant Principal at Indian Knoll Elementary for the past six school years.
Ms. Bruno has one son, Nick, 20 years old, who is starting his third year at Georgia State University, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Government/Public Policy. Nick is actively involved in the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Ms. Bruno has a variety of interests outside of school, including spending time with friends and family, travel, playing team trivia, piano, home improvement projects, and attending sporting events and concerts. Ms. Bruno is excited about the opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal at Clark Creek Elementary School, and working with the students, families, staff members, and other stakeholders. She looks forward to a fantastic 2017-2018 school year!