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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00am

Athens Administrator Is Principal Of The Year

A Clarke County administrator has been named principal of the year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.

Robbie Hooker, principal of Clarke Central High School, has led the school to being ranked among the top 7 percent of high schools nationwide by The Washington Post. The school is also frequently named as an Advanced Placement Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education. Clarke County Schools Superintendent Philip Lanoue says the achievements are partially due to Hooker's support and focus.

Hooker — who has worked at Clarke Central since 2008 — was chosen from six finalists statewide. He will represent Georgia in the national principal of the year competition.

State School Superintendent John Barge says Hooker is an example for other high school principals in the state.

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