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Dothan City Schools Names Principal for Dothan 6th Grade Center
Dothan 6th Grade Center is set to open August 2024

DOTHAN, Ala. –  The Dothan City Board of Education named Celeste Adams as the new principal for Dothan 6th Grade Center. Dothan 6th Grade Center is set to open August 2024.

Adams brings a decade of educational leadership experience. Prior to assuming her new role, Adams served as an Assistant Principal at Dothan Preparatory Academy and Beverlye Magnet School. Before her leadership roles, Adams has 16 years of classroom teaching experience with nine years at Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and seven years at former Girard Middle School.

Adams holds Bachelors of Arts in English (English Secondary) and a Masters of Education (Reading Specialist) both from Shippensburg University and a Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership from Troy University Dothan.

Adams is excited to collaborate with talented educators and students. Her goals include cultivating a supportive environment that encourages an atmosphere suitable for effective teaching and learning.

Adams is married to George Adams and is mother to Dorothee Adams.

At the June 13, 2023, Dothan City Board of Education meeting, the Board approved short-term Capital Plans that will go into effect for the 2024-2025 school year which includes the establishment of Dothan 6th Grade Center that will replace the current Girard Intermediate School. The school will comprise all 6th grade classrooms in the district.

Adams has begun diligently working collaboratively with 6th grade teachers as well as parents of incoming 6th grade students to establish a true school of character that will be beneficial for all incoming students.

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